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Is it der, die oder das Element?


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

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

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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 Element?

How does the declension of Element 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 Element die Elemente
Genitive des Elements des Elementes der Elemente
Dative dem Element dem Elemente den Elementen
Akkusative das Element die Elemente

What is the meaning of Element in German?

Element has various definitions in German:

[1] General: building block, basic component

[1] allgemein: Baustein, Grundbestandteil

[2] Chemistry: A class of nuclear atoms of the same protonation diet a fabric that cannot be chemically disassembled

[2] Chemie: eine Klasse von Atomen gleicher Protonenzahl; ein Stoff, der chemisch nicht weiter zerlegt werden kann

[3] Natural philosophy of antiquity, esotericism: one of the four raw materials earth, fire, water and air

[3] Naturphilosophie des Altertums, Esoterik: einer der vier Grundstoffe Erde, Feuer, Wasser und Luft

[4] Mathematics: Something contained in a lot

[4] Mathematik: etwas, das in einer Menge enthalten ist

[5] Computer science: In the award languages ​​(SGML, HTML, XML), a piece of text or binary data with the surrounding tags

[5] Informatik: in den Auszeichnungssprachen (SGML, HTML, XML) ein Stück Text oder Binärdaten mit den umschließenden Tags

[6] Mostly plural, politics: degrading name for people

[6] meist Plural, Politik: herabwürdigende Bezeichnung für Menschen

[7] Mineralogy: Mineral class of all chemical elements found in a solid form [2]

[7] Mineralogie: Mineralklasse aller in gediegener Form vorkommenden chemischen Elemente [2]

[8] Chemistry, Physics: Establishment of a DC voltage by chemical processes, individual cells of an electrical battery

[8] Chemie, Physik: Einrichtung zur Erzeugung einer Gleichspannung durch chemische Prozesse, einzelne Zelle einer elektrischen Batterie

How to use Element in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Element with translations in English.

[1] Die Häuser werden aus vorgefertigten Elementen zusammengesetzt.

[1] The houses are composed of prefabricated elements

[2] Wasser besteht aus den Elementen Wasserstoff und Sauerstoff.

[2] Water consists of the elements hydrogen and oxygen

[2] „Die Sonne enthält etwa 71 % Wasserstoff, 27 % Helium und 2 % schwerere Elemente.“

[2] "The sun contains about 71% hydrogen, 27% helium and 2% heavier elemente" "

[3] Die Tierkreiszeichen sind den vier Elementen zugeordnet.

[3] The zodiac signs are assigned to the four elements

[3] „Weiterhin gehört zum Nimbus der vulkanische Ursprung des Berges; er unterstreicht die bereits aus der geographischen Lage resultierende Synthese der Elemente Feuer und Eis.“

[3] "Furthermore, the nimbus is part of the volcanic origin of the mountain.

[4] Die 23 ist Element der natürlichen Zahlen.

[4] The 23 is element of the natural numbers

[4] Die leere Menge enthält kein Element.

[4] The empty quantity does not contain any element

[5] Das P-Element ist nicht verschachtelbar.

[5] The P element is not nested

[6] Hier waren kriminelle Elemente am Werk.

[6] Here were criminal elements on the Werkä

[7] Zur Klasse der Elemente werden auch Carbide gezählt.

[7] Carbide is also selected for the class of elements

[8] „Unter der Kapazität eines galvanischen Elements versteht man das Produkt aus Entladungsstromstärke mal Zeit.“

[8] "The capacity of a galvanic element means the product from discharge current strength time"

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