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Is it der, die oder das Edelstein?


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

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

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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 Edelstein?

How does the declension of Edelstein 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
Nominative der Edelstein die Edelsteine
Genitive des Edelsteins des Edelsteines der Edelsteine
Dative dem Edelstein dem Edelsteine den Edelsteinen
Akkusative den Edelstein die Edelsteine

What is the meaning of Edelstein in German?

Edelstein has various definitions in German:

[1] Rare precious stone

[1] seltener kostbarer Stein

[2] Food potato: Say of variety: gemstone

[2] Speisekartoffel: Sortenname: Edelstein

How to use Edelstein in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Edelstein with translations in English.

[1] Das sind schöne Edelsteine.

[1] These are beautiful gemstone

[1] Hier kann man günstig Kristalle, Edelsteine, Fossilien und alten Schmuck kaufen.

[1] Here you can buy crystals, gems, fossils and old jewelry

[1] „Die Uranminen waren weit weg, ebenso wie die Abbaugebiete für Edelsteine – Turmaline und Granate –, nach denen irgendwo in der Wüste gegraben wurde.“

[1] "The uranium mines were far away, as were the mining areas for gemstones - Tourmaline and grenade - after which was dug somewhere in the desert"

[1] „Der Marchese Serpos war ein in Venedig ansässiger armenischer Kaufmann, der nur mit Edelsteinen handelte; er war ein intimer Freund des Abtes.“

[1] "The Marchese Serpos was an Armenian merchant, who was based in Venice, who was only with gemstone trading lines. He was an intimate friend of the abese" "

[1] „Während der kurzen bolschewistischen Besatzungszeit hatte ein Soldat die kostbaren Edelsteine herausgenommen, so daß Tante Praskovia jetzt vor einer blinden Gottesmutter betete.“

[1] "During the short Bolshevik occupation, a soldier had taken out the precious gemstones, so that Aunt Praskovia is now praying in front of a blind deployment" "

[2] Edelstein, ist eine Kartoffelsorte, der 2002 offiziell von der Bundessortenamt zugelassen wurde. Die Schalenfarbe ist gelb, die Fleischfarbe ist gelblich. Verwendet wird der Edelstein als Speisekartoffel, gut geeignet als Pommes frites. Auch industriell wird die Kartoffelsorte Edelstein verwendet.

[2] Gemstone, is a type of potato that was officially approved by the Federal Sorts Office in 2002. The shell color is yellow, the meat color is yellowish. The gem is used as a menu, well suited as fries fries. The potato variety is also used industrially.

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Pictures or photos of Edelstein

[1] Verschiedene Edelsteine
[1] Verschiedene Edelsteine

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