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Is it der, die oder das Hauptnahrungsmittel?


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

The word Hauptnahrungsmittel 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 Hauptnahrungsmittel?

How does the declension of Hauptnahrungsmittel 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 Hauptnahrungsmittel die Hauptnahrungsmittel
Genitive des Hauptnahrungsmittels der Hauptnahrungsmittel
Dative dem Hauptnahrungsmittel den Hauptnahrungsmitteln
Akkusative das Hauptnahrungsmittel die Hauptnahrungsmittel

What is the meaning of Hauptnahrungsmittel in German?

Hauptnahrungsmittel is defined as:

[1] Food that make up the main component of the diet

[1] Nahrungsmittel, die den Hauptbestandteil der Ernährung ausmachen

How to use Hauptnahrungsmittel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hauptnahrungsmittel with translations in English.

[1] „Die Verteuerung der Hauptnahrungsmittel wie Getreide und Reis habe sich so sehr beschleunigt, dass staatliche Eingriffe dringend nötig seien, erklärte der Chef der UNO-Wirtschaftskommission für Lateinamerika und die Karibik (Eclac), Machinea, am Freitag.“

[1] "The increasing of the main foods such as grain and rice has accelerated so much that government interventions were urgently needed, the head of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Machinea, explained on Friday" "

[1] „Durch die Liberalisierung der Landwirtschaft betrug die Summe der importierten Hauptnahrungsmittel Indonesiens wie Mais, Sojabohnen, Erdnüsse und Weizen 2001 bereits 11,8 Billionen Rupiah.“

[1] "Due to the liberalization of agriculture, the sum of the imported main foods of Indonesia such as corn, soybeans, peanuts and wheat in 2001 was already 11.8 trillion rupiah" "

[1] „Weißfisch dient den Pelzhändlern als Hauptnahrungsmittel.“

[1] "White fish serves as the main food for the fur dealers"

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