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Is it der, die oder das Elektrizität?


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

The word Elektrizität 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 Elektrizität?

How does the declension of Elektrizität 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 Elektrizität
Genitive der Elektrizität
Dative der Elektrizität
Akkusative die Elektrizität

What is the meaning of Elektrizität in German?

Elektrizität has various definitions in German:

[1] Physics: Physical effects caused by loading

[1] Physik: durch Ladung hervorgerufene physikalische Effekte

[2] colloquially: electrical current

[2] umgangssprachlich: elektrischer Strom

How to use Elektrizität in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Elektrizität with translations in English.

[1] Der technische Einsatz der Elektrizität ist eine große Errungenschaft des 20. Jahrhunderts.

[1] The technical use of electricity is a great achievement of the 20 people.

[1] „Gelegentlich berührten sich ihre Beine und die statische Elektrizität der Uniform entlud sich durch seine Knie.“

[1] "Occasionally her legs touched and the static electricity of the uniform dismissed through his knees"

[2] „Sie müssen die Elektrizität abschalten, sonst jagen Sie uns alle in die Luft!“

[2] "You have to switch off the electricity, otherwise you will chase us all into the air"

[2] „Die Elektrizität tut all dies mit weniger Aufwand und Getue, weniger Nebenwirkungen als jede andere Energiequelle.“

[2] "Electricity does all this with less effort and fetching, fewer side effects than any other energy source"

[2] „Die Stadt bekam Elektrizität und ein Abwassersystem.“

[2] "The city received electricity and a sewage system"

[2] „Es gab in der Stadt weder Straßen, noch Elektrizität oder eine Kanalisation.“

[2] "There was no streets, electricity or a sewerage system in the city"

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[1] Hochspannungsmast
[1] Hochspannungsmast

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