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Is it der, die oder das Recycling?


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

The word Recycling 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 Recycling?

How does the declension of Recycling 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 Recycling
Genitive des Recyclings
Dative dem Recycling
Akkusative das Recycling

What is the meaning of Recycling in German?

Recycling is defined as:

[1] Recycling of waste materials for the production of new products

[1] Wiederverwertung von Abfallstoffen zur Herstellung von neuen Produkten

How to use Recycling in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Recycling with translations in English.

[1] Das Recycling dient der Müllreduzierung und zugleich der Schonung von Ressourcen.

[1] Recycling is used for refuse reduction and at the same time the protection of resources

[1] Recycling ist schon jetzt ein lukratives Geschäft.[1]

[1] Recycling is already a lucrative business at [1]

[1] Früher wurde Müll in Deutschland einfach auf einer Müllkippe ins Feuer geworfen oder vergraben. Dann kamen die ersten Gesetze zur Mülltrennung. Heute ist das Recycling ein Milliardengeschäft[2]

[1] In the past, garbage in Germany was simply thrown on a dump in the fire or buried at the first laws for waste separation. Today, recycling is one billion business [2]

[1] Die Bedeutung des Recyclings ist durch die Umweltbewegung in den 1970er und 1980er Jahren deutlich gestiegen.[3]

[1] The importance of recycling is significantly increased by the environmental movement in the 1970s and 1980s [3]

[1] „Im Zeichen des verheerenden Krieges erfanden Preußens Landwirtschaftsminister Clemens von Schorlemer und sein für Inneres zuständiger Kabinettskollege Wilhelm von Loebell das Recycling.“[4]

[1] "In the sign of the devastating war, Prussia's Minister of Agriculture Clemens invented Schorlemer and his home-responsible Cabinet colleague Wilhelm von Loebell '[4]

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