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Is it der, die oder das Ertrag?


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

The word Ertrag 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 Ertrag?

How does the declension of Ertrag 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 Ertrag die Erträge
Genitive des Ertrags des Ertrages der Erträge
Dative dem Ertrag dem Ertrage den Erträgen
Akkusative den Ertrag die Erträge

What is the meaning of Ertrag in German?

Ertrag has various definitions in German:

[1] General: The positive result of an effort

[1] allgemein: das positive Ergebnis einer Anstrengung

[2] harvest, result of the harvest

[2] Ernteeinfuhr, Ergebnis der Ernte

[3] Especially in the plural: result of the economic performance (especially of shares), income, profit

[3] besonders im Plural: Ergebnis der wirtschaftlichen Leistung (insbesondere von Aktien), Einnahmen, Profit

How to use Ertrag in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ertrag with translations in English.

[1] Der Ertrag der Fotovoltaikanlage hängt von der Sonneneinstrahlung ab.

[1] The yield of the photovoltaic system depends on the sunshine

[2] Der Ertrag war aufgrund der langen Dürreperiode spärlich.

[2] The yield was sparse due to the long drought

[2] „Eine frühe Aussaat des Winterweizens steigert den Ertrag – erhöht aber das Infektionsrisiko.“

[2] "An early sowing of the winter wheat - but increases the risk of infection"

[3] Dieses Anlagemodell verspricht Ihnen hohe Erträge aus dem eingesetzten Kapital.

[3] This investment model promises you high yields from the investment used

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