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Is it der, die oder das Energiequelle?


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

The word Energiequelle 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 Energiequelle?

How does the declension of Energiequelle 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 Energiequelle die Energiequellen
Genitive der Energiequelle der Energiequellen
Dative der Energiequelle den Energiequellen
Akkusative die Energiequelle die Energiequellen

What is the meaning of Energiequelle in German?

Energiequelle is defined as:

[1] Physics, energy technology: The possibility of using an energy form

[1] Physik, Energietechnik: die Möglichkeit, eine Energieform zu nutzen

How to use Energiequelle in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Energiequelle with translations in English.

[1] Sonnenlicht ist eine unerschöpfliche und umweltfreundliche Energiequelle.

[1] Sunlight is an inexhaustible and environmentally friendly energy source

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

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

[1] „Seit Jahrtausenden nutzten die Menschen eine Vielzahl von Energiequellen: Sie verbrannten organische Materialien wie Holz und machten Naturgewalten wie Wind- und Wasserkraft nutzbar.“

[1] "For thousands of years, people have used a variety of energy sources: they burned organic materials such as wood and made natural forces such as wind and hydropower" "

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