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Is it der, die oder das Eiszeit?


The correct article in German of Eiszeit is die. So it is die Eiszeit! (nominative case)

The word Eiszeit is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Eiszeit?

How does the declension of Eiszeit 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 die Eiszeit die Eiszeiten
Genitive der Eiszeit der Eiszeiten
Dative der Eiszeit den Eiszeiten
Akkusative die Eiszeit die Eiszeiten

What is the meaning of Eiszeit in German?

Eiszeit is defined as:

[1] Climateology: Earth -historical period with a cold climate

[1] Klimatologie: erdgeschichtliche Periode mit kaltem Klima

How to use Eiszeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eiszeit with translations in English.

[1] In Norddeutschland findet man manche Relikte der Eiszeit.

[1] In northern Germany you will find some relics of the ice age

[1] „Die letzte Eiszeit in Mitteleuropa war ein Glücksfall für die Eisenbahningenieure.“

[1] "The last ice age in Central Europe was a stroke of luck for the railway engineering" "

[1] „Den Spuren der jüngsten dieser Eiszeiten sind Sie bereits begegnet: Die Niederterrassen werden der Weichseleiszeit zugeordnet, deren Höhepunkt vor 20.000 Jahren erreicht wurde.“

[1] "They have already met the traces of the youngest of these ice ages: the Lower terraces are assigned to the Vistula ice age, the highlight of which was reached 20 people ago."

[1] „Eine Eiszeit besteht aus Kaltzeiten und Warmzeiten im Gegensatz zu einer Nichteiszeit, die nur aus Warmzeiten besteht. Wir sind in einer Warmzeit, denn zurzeit ist es wärmer als vor 18.000 Jahren - da war's nämlich eine Kaltzeit.“

[1] "An ice age consists of cold times and warm times in contrast to a non -ice age, which only from warm times we are in a warm period, because it is currently warmer than 18,000 years ago - it was a cold time."

How do you pronounce Eiszeit?

Eiszeit (Österreich)

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