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Is it der, die oder das Edelstahl?


The correct article in German of Edelstahl is der. So it is der Edelstahl! (nominative case)

The word Edelstahl is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

The plural 2 is rarely used

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German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Edelstahl?

How does the declension of Edelstahl work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Edelstahl die Edelstähle die Edelstahle
Genitive des Edelstahles des Edelstahls der Edelstähle der Edelstahle
Dative dem Edelstahl dem Edelstahle den Edelstählen den Edelstahlen
Akkusative den Edelstahl die Edelstähle die Edelstahle

What is the meaning of Edelstahl in German?

Edelstahl has various definitions in German:

[1] Metallurgy: alloyed or unalloyed steel with a low content of sulfur and phosphorus

[1] Metallurgie: legierter oder unlegierter Stahl mit geringem Gehalt an Schwefel und Phosphor

[2] colloquially: stainless steel, which is alloyed with chrome and nickel

[2] umgangssprachlich: rostfreier, mit Chrom und Nickel legierter Stahl

How to use Edelstahl in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Edelstahl with translations in English.

[1] Die Federn wurden aus Edelstahl angefertigt.

[1] The springs were made of stainless steel

[1] „Edelstahl findet sich zwar in jedem Haushalt - doch die Herstellung ist für die Unternehmen in Europa seit langem kein gutes Geschäft.“

[1] "Stainless steel can be found in every household - but the production has not been a good business for companies in Europe for a long time"

[1] „"Die Unternehmen haben über Jahre hinweg wichtige Preisbestandteile beim Vertrieb von Edelstahl abgesprochen", so der Vorwurf der deutschen Kartellbehörde.“

[1] "" The companies have discussed important price components in the sale of stainless steel for years, "said the accusation of the German antitrust authorities"

[2] „Auf eine Spüle aus Edelstahl hatten sie zuletzt gespart.“

[2] "On a stainless steel sink, they last saved"

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