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Is it der, die oder das Ersatzteil?



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

The word Ersatzteil is neuter or masculine, therefore the correct article is das or der.

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.

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 Ersatzteil?

How does the declension of Ersatzteil 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 1 Singular 2 Plural
Nominative der Ersatzteil das Ersatzteil die Ersatzteile
Genitive des Ersatzteils des Ersatzteiles des Ersatzteils des Ersatzteiles der Ersatzteile
Dative dem Ersatzteil dem Ersatzteile dem Ersatzteil dem Ersatzteile den Ersatzteilen
Akkusative den Ersatzteil das Ersatzteil die Ersatzteile

What is the meaning of Ersatzteil in German?

Ersatzteil is defined as:

[1] A part that is exchanged for a defective part of a larger product to restore a function

[1] ein Teil, das gegen ein defektes Teil eines größeren Produktes ausgetauscht wird, um eine Funktion wieder herzustellen

How to use Ersatzteil in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ersatzteil with translations in English.

[1] Verwenden sollte man immer originale Ersatzteile, wenn die Sicherheit nicht beeinträchtigt werden soll.

[1] You should always use original spare parts if the safety is not to be impaired

[1] Für das Auslaufmodell gibt es keine Ersatzteil-Garantie.

[1] There is no spare parts guarantee for the discontinued model

[1] „Dean muß etwas erledigen – er braucht ein Ersatzteil für den Wagen, erklärt er.“

[1] "Dean has to do something - he needs a spare part for the car, explains Erä" "

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