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Is it der, die oder das Salz?


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

The word Salz 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 Salz?

How does the declension of Salz 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 Salz die Salze
Genitive des Salzes der Salze
Dative dem Salz dem Salze den Salzen
Akkusative das Salz die Salze

What is the meaning of Salz in German?

Salz has various definitions in German:

[1] without plural: sodium chloride, table salt

[1] ohne Plural: Natriumchlorid, Kochsalz

[2] without plural, translated: the special, the outstanding, the outstanding

[2] ohne Plural, übertragen: das Besondere, das Hervorstechende, das Hervorragende

[3] as a generalization of [1]: chemical compound in which metallic and non-metallic ions are connected to one another by an ionic bond

[3] als Verallgemeinerung von [1]: chemische Verbindung, bei dem metallische und nichtmetallische Ionen durch eine Ionenbindung miteinander verbunden sind

How to use Salz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Salz with translations in English.

[1] Eine Prise Salz in die Suppe kann nicht schaden.

[1] A pinch of salt in the soup can't do any harm

[1] „Ich lese Zeitung und knabbere das Salz von Salzstangen ab.“[2]

[1] "I read the newspaper and nibble the salt off pretzel sticks." [2]

[2] Bei dem gelungenen Turnier war der Sieg der einheimischen Mannschaft für die Zuschauer das Salz in der Suppe.

[2] In the successful tournament, the victory of the local team was the icing on the cake for the audience

[3] Schwefligsaures Salz steht bei mir im Schrank.

[3] I have sulphurous salt in my cupboard

[3] Acetat ist das Salz der Essigsäure.

[3] Acetate is the salt of acetic acid.

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