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Is it der, die oder das Gas?


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

The word Gas is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Gas?

How does the declension of Gas 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 Gas die Gase
Genitive des Gases der Gase
Dative dem Gas den Gasen
Akkusative das Gas die Gase

What is the meaning of Gas in German?

Gas has various definitions in German:

[1] Physics: matter in the gaseous rate of aggregation not solid or liquid

[1] Physik: Materie im gasförmigen Aggregatzustand; nicht Festkörper oder Flüssigkeit

[2] Singular: The accelerator pedal in motor vehicles (and this is associated with the process that an air-gas mixture gets into the cylinder and thus implemented in drive/speed)

[2] Singular: das Gaspedal in Kraftfahrzeugen (und damit verbunden der Vorgang, dass ein Luft-Gas-Gemisch in den Zylinder gelangt und so in Antrieb/Tempo umgesetzt wird)

How to use Gas in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gas with translations in English.

[1] Methan ist ein leicht entflammbares Gas.

[1] Methan is a slightly flammable gas

[1] Das Gas selbst ist zwar unsichtbar, aber die hellblaue Farbe der Galaxien zeugt von Sternenentstehungen, die ohne Gas nicht möglich wären.

[1] The gas itself is invisible, but the light blue color of the galaxies testifies to star stations that would not be possible without gas

[1] Helium ist im normalen Zustand ein Gas.

[1] Helium is a gas in normal condition

[1] „Ich kroch in die Küche, drehte das Gas unter den Bohnen ab, unter dem Wasser, ging wieder ins Wohnzimmer, setzte die Kognakflasche an den Mund: Es half nichts.“

[1] "I crawled into the kitchen, turned the gas off under the beans, under the water, went back into the living room, put the cognact bottle on my mouth: nothing helped"

[2] „Der Taxifahrer tritt aufs Gas.“

[2] "The taxi driver steps on the gas"

[2] Beim Autofahren sollte man niemals Gas und Bremse gleichzeitig treten.

[2] When driving a car you should never step on the gas and brakes at the same time

How do you pronounce Gas?

Gas (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Gas

[1] ein Erdgas-Kugelspeicher in Esslingen am Neckar
[1] ein Erdgas-Kugelspeicher in Esslingen am Neckar

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