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Is it der, die oder das Messing?


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

The word Messing is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Messing?

How does the declension of Messing 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 Messing
Genitive des Messings
Dative dem Messing
Akkusative das Messing

What is the meaning of Messing in German?

Messing is defined as:

[1] Alloy from the metals copper and zinc

[1] Legierung aus den Metallen Kupfer und Zink

How to use Messing in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Messing with translations in English.

[1] Man kann viele Gegenstände aus Messing herstellen.

[1] You can produce many brass items

[1] „Robert setzte den Klopfer aus Messing in Bewegung, der auch hier angebracht war.“

[1] "Robert set the knocker from brass, which was also attached here"

[1] „Rund hundert Jahre später wird im Keltenland auch Messing produziert.“

[1] "Around a hundred years later, brass is also produced in the Keltenland"

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Pictures or photos of Messing

[1] Figur aus Messing
[1] Figur aus Messing

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