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Is it der, die oder das Feinstaub?


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

The word Feinstaub 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 Feinstaub?

How does the declension of Feinstaub 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 Feinstaub die Feinstäube
Genitive des Feinstaubs des Feinstaubes der Feinstäube
Dative dem Feinstaub dem Feinstaube den Feinstäuben
Akkusative den Feinstaub die Feinstäube

What is the meaning of Feinstaub in German?

Feinstaub is defined as:

[1] Very fine, with the naked eye of not visible dust in the air

[1] sehr feiner, mit bloßem Auge nicht sichtbarer Staub in der Luft

How to use Feinstaub in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Feinstaub with translations in English.

[1] „Am Institutsstandort in Leipzig selbst wurden nicht einmal hundert Mikrogramm Feinstaub pro Kubikmeter gemessen.“

[1] "At the institute location in Leipzig itself, not even a hundred micrograms of fine dust per cubic meter were measured"

[1] „Man kann sie nicht riechen, man kann sie nicht schmecken und mit bloßem Auge sind Feinstäube auch nicht zu sehen. Feinstäube – das sind winzige Partikel, die nicht einmal ein Zehntel des Durchmessers eines Haares erreichen.“

[1] "You can't smell it, you cannot taste it and with the naked eye, fine dust are not to be sideled - these are tiny particles that don't even reach a tenth of the diameter of a hair."

[1] „In Deutschland gehen 26 Prozent des Feinstaubs und 44 Prozent des Rußaufkommens auf den sogenannten Hausbrand aus Kaminen und Öfen zurück.“

[1] "In Germany, 26 percent of the fine dust and 44 percent of soot on the so -called house fire from fireplaces and stoves go back"

[1] „Er atmet den Feinstaub jeden Tag ein, denn mit seinem alten Schießprügel bewacht er die neuen Maschinen, die seit drei Jahren die Straße in den Fels treiben.“

[1] "He breathes into the fine dust every day, because with his old shooting beating he guarded the new machines that have been in the rock for three years"

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