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Is it der, die oder das Endlager?


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

The word Endlager 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 Endlager?

How does the declension of Endlager 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 Endlager die Endlager
Genitive des Endlagers der Endlager
Dative dem Endlager den Endlagern
Akkusative das Endlager die Endlager

What is the meaning of Endlager in German?

Endlager is defined as:

[1] Place where very harmful waste is permanently stored

[1] Ort, an dem sehr schädliche Abfälle dauerhaft gelagert werden

How to use Endlager in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Endlager with translations in English.

[1] Die Debatte um ein Endlager für radioaktiven Müll ist noch nicht abgeschlossen.

[1] The debate about a repository for radioactive garbage has not yet been completed

[1] Geologen halten einen Salzstock für einen guten Ort für ein Endlager.

[1] Geologists consider a salt stick to be a good place for a repository

[1] Das Bundesverwaltungsgericht in Leipzig beendete heute einen jahrelangen Rechtsstreit um die Zulässigkeit einer Klage gegen die Errichtung eines Endlagers für radioaktive Abfälle im „Schacht Konrad“ bei Salzgitter.

[1] The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig today ended a legal dispute over the admissibility of a lawsuit against the establishment of a final camp for radioactive waste in the "Schacht Konrad" at Salzgitterä

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