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Is it der, die oder das Estrich?


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

The word Estrich is masculine, therefore the correct article is 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.

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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 Estrich?

How does the declension of Estrich 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 Estrich die Estriche
Genitive des Estrichs der Estriche
Dative dem Estrich den Estrichen
Akkusative den Estrich die Estriche

What is the meaning of Estrich in German?

Estrich has various definitions in German:

[1] A structure of the floor as a surface for floor coverings or the finished floor, above the load -bearing floor and below the floor covering

[1] ein Aufbau des Fußbodens als Untergrund für Fußbodenbeläge oder auch der fertige nutzbare Boden, oberhalb der tragenden Geschossdecke und unterhalb des Bodenbelags

[2] Swiss: attic

[2] schweizerisch: Dachboden

How to use Estrich in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Estrich with translations in English.

[1] Ich muss den Estrich kehren und dann scheuern.

[1] I have to turn the screed and then Scheuerne

[1] Je nach der Art der Verbindung zum Betonboden unterscheidet man Verbundestrich, Estrich auf Trennschicht und schwimmenden Estrich.

[1] Depending on the type of connection to the concrete floor, a distinction is made between compounds

[2] Mein alter Stuhl ist auf dem Estrich verstaut.

[2] My old chair is stowed on the screed

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