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Is it der, die oder das Giftgas?


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

The word Giftgas 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 Giftgas?

How does the declension of Giftgas 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 Giftgas die Giftgase
Genitive des Giftgases der Giftgase
Dative dem Giftgas dem Giftgase den Giftgasen
Akkusative das Giftgas die Giftgase

What is the meaning of Giftgas in German?

Giftgas is defined as:

[1] toxic gas, which is particularly used as a chemical weapon to violate, hinder or kill when inhaled or contact

[1] giftiges Gas, das besonders als chemische Waffe eingesetzt wird, um beim Einatmen oder Kontakt zu verletzen, zu behindern oder zu töten

How to use Giftgas in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Giftgas with translations in English.

[1] „Noch immer haben die Uno-Experten keinen Zugang zu den Orten östlich der Hauptstadt Damaskus, an denen Syriens Armee Giftgas eingesetzt haben soll.“

[1] "The UN experts still have no access to the locations east of the capital Damascus, where Syria's army is said to have used poison gas"

[1] „Dieser Weg wird 1935 unterbrochen, als der italienische Diktator Benito Mussolini mit Flugzeugen Äthiopien angreifen lässt und Giftgas gegen die Zivilbevölkerung einsetzt.“

[1] "This path is interrupted in 1935 when the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini has Athiopia attacked by airplanes and puts poison gas against the civilian population" "

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Pictures or photos of Giftgas

[1] Versprühen von Giftgas im ersten Weltkrieg
[1] Versprühen von Giftgas im ersten Weltkrieg

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