map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Heizung?


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

The word Heizung is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.





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 Heizung?

How does the declension of Heizung 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 Heizung die Heizungen
Genitive der Heizung der Heizungen
Dative der Heizung den Heizungen
Akkusative die Heizung die Heizungen

What is the meaning of Heizung in German?

Heizung has various definitions in German:

[1] Technology: system, device, device for heating

[1] Technik: Anlage, Einrichtung, Gerät zur Erwärmung

[2] Activity, procedure, process of heating

[2] Tätigkeit, Vorgang, Prozess des Heizens

How to use Heizung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Heizung with translations in English.

[1] Der Hausmeister soll endlich die Heizung im Flur reparieren.

[1] The caretaker should finally repair the heating in the hallway

[1] Als Heizung haben wir regulierbare Deckenstrahler eingebaut.

[1] We have built in adjustable ceiling spotlights for heating

[1] „Ich drehte die Heizung voll auf.“[2]

[1] "I turned the heating on full ." [2]

[1] Die Heizung eines großen Raumes verbraucht viel Strom.

[1] Heating a large room consumes a lot of electricity.

[1] „Die Heizung geht immer noch nicht.“[3]

[1] "The heating still does not work." [3]

[1] „Ich schloss die Tür wieder, schlüpfte aus Unterhose, Strumpfhose und Rock, wusch das Blut raus, so gut es ging, und hängte die Sachen auf die Heizung, die wie immer im Iran voll aufgedreht war.“[4]

[1] "I closed the door again, slipped out of my underpants, pantyhose and skirt, washed the blood out as best I could, and hung the things on the heater, which, as always in Iran, was fully turned on" [4]

[2] Die Heizung nimmt viel Zeit in Anspruch.

[2] The heating takes up a lot of time.

How do you pronounce Heizung?


The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.