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Is it der, die oder das Eisen?

DAS

The correct article in German of Eisen is das. So it is das Eisen! (nominative case)

The word Eisen is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

Finding the right gender of a noun

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 Eisen?

How does the declension of Eisen 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 das Eisen die Eisen
Genitive des Eisens der Eisen
Dative dem Eisen den Eisen
Akkusative das Eisen die Eisen

What is the meaning of Eisen in German?

Eisen has various definitions in German:

[1] Chemistry, without plural: chemical element, silver white, with moisture light oxidizing metal

[1] Chemie, ohne Plural: chemisches Element, silberweißes, bei Feuchtigkeit leicht oxidierendes Metall

[2] Object of iron or iron compounds

[2] Gegenstand aus Eisen oder aus Eisenverbindungen

[3] Golf sports: designation of certain golf clubs

[3] Golfsport: Bezeichnung bestimmter Golfschläger

[4] Short for: Hufeisen

[4] kurz für: Hufeisen

How to use Eisen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eisen with translations in English.

[1] Eisen ist der am häufigsten genutzte metallische Werkstoff und ein lebenswichtiges Spurenelement.

[1] Iron is the most frequently used metallic material and a vital trace element

[2] Das Opfer wurde mit einem Eisen niedergeschlagen.

[2] The victim was depressed with an iron

[3] Mit seinen Eisen trifft er den Ball heute perfekt.

[3] With his iron he hits the ball perfectly today

[4] Das Eisen kannst du dir über die Tür hängen.

[4] You can hang the iron over the door

How do you pronounce Eisen?

Eisen
Eisen (Österreich)

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