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Is it der, die oder das Erdbeben?


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

The word Erdbeben 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 Erdbeben?

How does the declension of Erdbeben 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 Erdbeben die Erdbeben
Genitive des Erdbebens der Erdbeben
Dative dem Erdbeben den Erdbeben
Akkusative das Erdbeben die Erdbeben

What is the meaning of Erdbeben in German?

Erdbeben is defined as:

[1] Shake of the ground

[1] Erschütterungen des Erdbodens

How to use Erdbeben in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erdbeben with translations in English.

[1] Das Erdbeben hatte eine Stärke von 5,3 auf der Richter-Skala.

[1] The earthquake had a thickness of 5.3 on the Richter scale

[1] „Reparatur- und Aufräumungsarbeiten nach dem Erdbeben zogen sich länger als eine ganze Woche hin.“

[1] "Repair and cleaning up after the earthquake extended longer than a whole week"

[1] „Einen Monat darauf erfreute ich mich an meinem ersten Erdbeben.“

[1] "A month later I enjoyed my first earthquake"

[1] „Das Erdbeben begann mit einer Abfolge kleiner, schneller Bewegungen in der Art eines großen Massagegerätes unter meinen Füßen.“

[1] "The earthquake began with a sequence of small, fast movements in the type of large massage device under my feet" "

[1] „Dazu angestachelt worden waren sie von einem jungen Mann, einem Propheten, von dem es hieß, er habe das Erdbeben genau vorhergesagt.“

[1] "They had been accumulated by a young man, a prophet that said he had predicted the earthquake exactly"

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