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Is it der, die oder das Fettsäure?


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

The word Fettsäure 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 Fettsäure?

How does the declension of Fettsäure 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 Fettsäure die Fettsäuren
Genitive der Fettsäure der Fettsäuren
Dative der Fettsäure den Fettsäuren
Akkusative die Fettsäure die Fettsäuren

What is the meaning of Fettsäure in German?

Fettsäure is defined as:

[1] Chemistry: Molecule consisting of an unexpected hydrocarbon chain and a carboxyl group

[1] Chemie: aus einer unverzweigten Kohlenwasserstoffkette und einer Carboxylgruppe bestehendes Molekül

How to use Fettsäure in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fettsäure with translations in English.

[1] Der Chemiker analysierte die Fettsäuren des Präparats.

[1] The chemist analyzed the fatty acids of the preparation

[1] „Die Namensgebung Fettsäure ist einerseits bedingt durch die chemischen Eigenschaften dieser Stoffgruppe, die durch ihre Carboxylgruppe sauer reagiert. Andererseits geht der Name auf die Entdeckungsgeschichte dieser Alkancarbonsäuren als Bestandteil natürlicher Fette zurück.“[1]

[1] "On the one hand, the naming of fatty acid is due to the chemical properties of this group of fabric, which, on the other hand, responds to the history of the discovery of these alcoholic acids as an component of natural fats." [1]

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