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Is it der, die oder das Erdstoß?


The correct article in German of Erdstoß is der. So it is der Erdstoß! (nominative case)

The word Erdstoß is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Erdstoß?

How does the declension of Erdstoß 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 der Erdstoß die Erdstöße
Genitive des Erdstoßes der Erdstöße
Dative dem Erdstoß dem Erdstoße den Erdstößen
Akkusative den Erdstoß die Erdstöße

What is the meaning of Erdstoß in German?

Erdstoß is defined as:

[1] Sudden, strong movement of the ground

[1] plötzliche, starke Bewegung des Erdbodens

How to use Erdstoß in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erdstoß with translations in English.

[1] „Wie auch immer, die Erdstöße waren dabei, die Wohnung zu verwüsten.“

[1] "Anyway, the earthquets were there to devastate the apartment"

[1] „Nach mehr als 4000 leichten Erdstößen wächst auf der Kanareninsel La Palma die Sorge vor einem Vulkanausbruch. Die Behörden verhängten die zweithöchste von insgesamt drei Alarmstufen in der Umgebung der Vulkankette des Cumbre Vieja im Südwesten der Insel.“

[1] "After more than 4,000 light eartheplets, the concern in front of a volcanic eruption grows on the Canary Island of La Palma.

[1] „Das Schilf half die Erdstöße abzufedern und die Schäden zu minimieren.“

[1] "The reeds helped to cushion the earthquakes and the damage to Minimierenä"

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