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Is it der, die oder das Epizentrum?


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

The word Epizentrum 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 Epizentrum?

How does the declension of Epizentrum 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 Epizentrum die Epizentren
Genitive des Epizentrums der Epizentren
Dative dem Epizentrum den Epizentren
Akkusative das Epizentrum die Epizentren

What is the meaning of Epizentrum in German?

Epizentrum has various definitions in German:

[1] Starting point of an earthquake on the earth's surface

[1] Startpunkt eines Erdbebens an der Erdoberfläche

[2] Translated: Place or (approximately) center with particularly high activity

[2] übertragen: Ort oder (ungefährer) Mittelpunkt mit besonders hoher Aktivität

How to use Epizentrum in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Epizentrum with translations in English.

[1] Das Epizentrum des Tōhoku-Erdbebens befand sich an der Pazifikküste bei Japan.

[1] The epicenter of the Tōhoku earthquake was on the Pacific coast at Japanese

[1] übertragen: „Gleich ums Eck liegt das Epizentrum des weltweiten Handels mit den edlen Steinen.“

[1] Translated: "The epicenter of global trade with the noble Steinenä" is just around the corner "

[1] übertragen: „Das Land und damit auch die touristischen Epizentren beginnen hinter den letzten großen Städten im Süden.“

[1] Translated: "The country and thus the tourist epicenters begin behind the last big cities in the south" "

[1] übertragen: „Das Epizentrum dieses Geräusches wanderte in meinem Schädel herum, wurde lauter und leiser.“

[1] Translated: "The epicenter of this sound hiked around in my skull, became louder and Leiserä" "

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