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Is it der, die oder das Gentechnologie?


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

The word Gentechnologie 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 Gentechnologie?

How does the declension of Gentechnologie 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 Gentechnologie die Gentechnologien
Genitive der Gentechnologie der Gentechnologien
Dative der Gentechnologie den Gentechnologien
Akkusative die Gentechnologie die Gentechnologien

What is the meaning of Gentechnologie in German?

Gentechnologie is defined as:

[1] Biology, Medicine: Technology/Method/Science (Technology), which deals with decryption, change and use of information in the genes (the genes)

[1] Biologie, Medizin: Technik/Methode/Wissenschaft (Technologie), die sich mit der Entschlüsselung, Veränderung und Nutzung von Informationen im Erbgut (den Genen) beschäftigt

How to use Gentechnologie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gentechnologie with translations in English.

[1] „Vor dreissig Jahren wurden die Grundsteine gelegt - heute ist die Gentechnologie eine Routineanwendung und Grundlage vieler Forschungsgebiete der Life Sciences.“

[1] "The foundation stones were laid thirty years ago - today genetic engineering is a routine application and the basis of many research areas of the Life Sciences" "

[1] „Wir sind hellhörig geworden, als wir erfuhren, dass es eine Mitteilung der Kommission an den Rat zum Thema Gentechnik in der Landwirtschaft gibt. Da geht es darum, dass in der Bevölkerung bewusst gemacht werden soll, wie Gentechnologie bei Energiepflanzen eingesetzt werden kann.“

[1] “We have been listening when we learned that there is a communication from the Commission to the Council on Gentechnik in Agriculture. The point is that the population should be made aware of how genetic engineering is used in energy plants can."

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