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Is it der, die oder das Erz?


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

The word Erz 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 Erz?

How does the declension of Erz 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 Erz die Erze
Genitive des Erzes der Erze
Dative dem Erz den Erzen
Akkusative das Erz die Erze

What is the meaning of Erz in German?

Erz has various definitions in German:

[1] Naturally occurring metal -containing minerals and mineral mixtures, from which metals are obtained by contraception

[1] natürlich vorkommende metallhaltige Mineralien und Mineraliengemische, aus denen durch Verhüttung Metalle gewonnen werden

[2] In old writings (for example in mythologies and the Bible) used designation for metal -like materials, presumably poorly purified metal mixtures with high copper sector bronze

[2] in alten Schriften (zum Beispiel in Mythologien und der Bibel) verwendete Bezeichnung für metallartige Materialien, vermutlich schlecht geläuterte Metallmischungen mit hohem Kupferanteil; Bronze

How to use Erz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erz with translations in English.

[1] Erze glänzen oft metallisch.

[1] Metals often shine metallic.

[1] Diese Grube fördert schon viele Jahre kein Erz mehr.

[1] This pit has not been promoting an ore for many years

[1] „So wie die Männer für ihre Arbeit eigene Bereiche brauchten, wo das Erz geschmolzen und Eisen geschmiedet wurde, so hatten auch die Frauen ihr Weberhaus.“

[1] "Just as the men needed their own areas for their work, where the ore was melted and iron was forged, the women also had their Weberhaus" "

[2] Ein Schwert aus Erz.

[2] A sword from Erzä

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Pictures or photos of Erz

[1] Kupfererz
[1] Kupfererz

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