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Is it der, die oder das Eruption?


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

The word Eruption 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 Eruption?

How does the declension of Eruption 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 Eruption die Eruptionen
Genitive der Eruption der Eruptionen
Dative der Eruption den Eruptionen
Akkusative die Eruption die Eruptionen

What is the meaning of Eruption in German?

Eruption has various definitions in German:

[1] Vulcan emissions of lava, rock and ash

[1] vulkanischer Ausstoß von Lava, Gestein und Asche

[2] (large) explosive outbreak in the sun and other stars

[2] (großer) explosivartiger Ausbruch bei der Sonne und anderen Sternen

How to use Eruption in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eruption with translations in English.

[1] Die letzte Eruption des Ätna fand 2008 statt.

[1] The last eruption of the Etna found in 2008

[1] „Die letzte Aktivität war die Eruption, die zur Bildung des Ulmener Maares vor rund 9.500 Jahren geführt hat.“

[1] The last activity was the eruption that led to the formation of the Ulmen Maar around 90500 years ago. "

[2] „Aber bereits bei weniger starken Eruptionen können Satellitenbahnen gestört werden, was zu falschen GPS-Signalen führt; oder es werden Flugzeugstrecken, die über Pole laufen, umgeleitet, um die Passagiere vor erhöhter Teilchenstrahlung zu schützen.“

[2] "But even with less strong eruptions, satellite tracks can be disturbed, which leads to incorrect GPS signals, or aircraft lines that run via poles are diverted to protect the passengers from increased particle radiation"

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Pictures or photos of Eruption

[1] Eruption des Semeru auf Java
[1] Eruption des Semeru auf Java

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