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Is it der, die oder das Erdreich?


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

The word Erdreich 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 Erdreich?

How does the declension of Erdreich 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 Erdreich
Genitive des Erdreichs des Erdreiches
Dative dem Erdreich
Akkusative das Erdreich

What is the meaning of Erdreich in German?

Erdreich is defined as:

[1] Upper layer of soil made of loose (not rocky) earth

[1] obere Bodenschicht aus lockerer (nicht felsiger) Erde

How to use Erdreich in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erdreich with translations in English.

[1] Mit Wärmepumpen kann man aus dem Erdreich Wärme gewinnen.

[1] With heat pumps you can win heat from the ground

[1] Gutes Erdreich ist vorteilhaft für Pflanzen.

[1] Good soil is advantageous for plant

[1] „Er zog eine verdorrte Pflanze samt vertrocknetem Erdreich aus einem Blumentopf und hatte Glück.“

[1] "He pulled a withered plant and dried soil from a flowerpot and had luck"

[1] „Das Erdreich rings um die Bäume, deren kahle, im blassen Mondlichte zum Himmel emporstrebende Äste die Verwüstung anzuklagen schienen, war durch den Pflug aufgerissen.“

[1] "The soil around the trees whose bare, in the pale moonlights to the sky, seemed to complain about the devastation was torn opened by the plow"

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