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Is it der, die oder das Erdoberfläche?


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

The word Erdoberfläche 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 Erdoberfläche?

How does the declension of Erdoberfläche 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 Erdoberfläche die Erdoberflächen
Genitive der Erdoberfläche der Erdoberflächen
Dative der Erdoberfläche den Erdoberflächen
Akkusative die Erdoberfläche die Erdoberflächen

What is the meaning of Erdoberfläche in German?

Erdoberfläche has various definitions in German:

[1] Geography, geology: The surface of the earth, with different definitions:

[1] Geographie, Geologie: die Oberfläche der Erde, mit verschiedenen Definitionen:

[1a] (current or former) surface of the solid earth

[1a] (gegenwärtige oder ehemalige) Oberfläche der festen Erde

[1b] Surface of the geoid (or a rotation -solipsoid rotation that approached) at sea level

[1b] Oberfläche des Geoids (oder eines daran angenähertes Rotationsellipsoids) auf Meereshöhe

[2] Astronomy: area of ​​the size of the entire surface of the earth

[2] Astronomie: Fläche von der Größe der gesamten Oberfläche der Erde

[3] The upper side of a layer of earth

[3] obere Seite einer Erdschicht

How to use Erdoberfläche in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erdoberfläche with translations in English.

[1a] Über 70 Prozent der Erdoberfläche sind von Wasser bedeckt.

[1a] Over 70 percent of the surface of the earth are covered by water

[1a] „Die Biosphäre hört nicht am Boden auf, sondern setzt sich unter der Erdoberfläche fort.“

[1a] "The biosphere does not stop on the ground, but continues under the earth's surface"

[1a] „Hat doch Cuvier ſchon 14 Erdoberflächen entdeckt, und wer weiß, wie viele andere er noch mit der Zeit entdecken wird!“

[1a] "Cuvier has discovered 14 earth surfaces, and who knows how many others he will discover over time"

[1b] „Dann nimmt man als Annäherung dritten Grades eine ideale Erdoberfläche an, das sog. Geoid, die die wahren, beobachteten Lotrichtungen senkrecht schneidet.“

[1b] "Then, as an approximation of third degree, you accept an ideal surface of the earth, the sowing geoid, which cuts the true, observed vertical directions vertically."

[2] „Die Fläche des grössern Flecks betrug 10—11 Erdoberflächen, die des kleinern 7—8 Erdoberflächen.“

[2] "The area of ​​the large spotty was 10-11 earth surfaces that of the smaller 7-8 earth surface"

[3] „Um endlich die Bedingungen der Verdunstung einer Wasseroberfläche mit verschiedenen Erdoberflächen absolut gleich herzustellen, wurde noch folgender Versuch ausgeführt.“

[3] "In order to finally settle the conditions of the evaporation of a water surface with different earth surfaces, the following attempt was carried out"

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