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Is it der, die oder das Eierstock?


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

The word Eierstock 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 Eierstock?

How does the declension of Eierstock 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 Eierstock die Eierstöcke
Genitive des Eierstocks des Eierstockes der Eierstöcke
Dative dem Eierstock den Eierstöcken
Akkusative den Eierstock die Eierstöcke

What is the meaning of Eierstock in German?

Eierstock is defined as:

[1] Paired, primary, female genital organ in animals

[1] paarig angelegtes, primäres, weibliches Geschlechtsorgan bei Tieren

How to use Eierstock in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eierstock with translations in English.

[1] In den Eierstöcken werden die Eizellen gebildet.

[1] The egg cells are formed in the ovaries

[1] „Der Eierstock […] produziert die weiblichen Hormone und die Eizellen, die vom Eileiter […] aufgefangen werden, wo die Befruchtung stattfindet.“

[1] "The ovary [...] produces the female hormones and the egg cells that are collected by the fallopian tube [...] where fertilization takes place"

[1] „Sie lernten, zu was der Hoden nutze war, die Funktion der Eierstöcke, und was es mit den Follikeln auf sich hatte.“

[1] "They learned what the testicles used to use, the function of the ovaries, and what the follicles were all about"

[1] „Eierstöcke, optimal in Szene gesetzt und illuminiert, könnten so aussehen.“

[1] "Earfocks, optimally staged and illuminated, could look like this"

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