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Is it der, die oder das Giftstoff?


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

The word Giftstoff is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Giftstoff?

How does the declension of Giftstoff 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 Giftstoff die Giftstoffe
Genitive des Giftstoffes des Giftstoffs der Giftstoffe
Dative dem Giftstoff dem Giftstoffe den Giftstoffen
Akkusative den Giftstoff die Giftstoffe

What is the meaning of Giftstoff in German?

Giftstoff is defined as:

[1] toxic chemical compound or toxic fabric mixture

[1] toxische chemische Verbindung oder toxisches Stoffgemisch

How to use Giftstoff in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Giftstoff with translations in English.

[1] Mit dem Abwasser gelangen auch viele Giftstoffe in den Fluss.

[1] With the wastewater, many toxins also reach the river

[1] „Auch wegen der Giftstoffe im Fleisch hat der Walfang seine Bedeutung für die Nahrungsbeschaffung gänzlich verloren.“

[1] "Also because of the toxins in the meat, the whaling has completely lost its importance for food procurement"

[1] „Der eigentliche Giftstoff in diesem Pilz ist Monomethylhydrazin.“

[1] "The actual toxin in this fungus is monomethylhydrazinia"

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