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Is it der, die oder das Sauerstoff?


The correct article in German of Sauerstoff is der. So it is der Sauerstoff! (nominative case)

The word Sauerstoff is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Sauerstoff?

How does the declension of Sauerstoff 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 der Sauerstoff
Genitive des Sauerstoffes des Sauerstoffs
Dative dem Sauerstoff dem Sauerstoffe
Akkusative den Sauerstoff

What is the meaning of Sauerstoff in German?

Sauerstoff has various definitions in German:

[1] Chemistry: Chalcogen with a strong oxidizing effect

[1] Chemie: Chalkogen mit stark oxidierender Wirkung

[2] Chemistry: colorless, odorless, oxidizing gas; an important substance in the metabolism

[2] Chemie: farbloses, geruchloses, brandförderndes Gas; wichtiger Stoff im Stoffwechsel

How to use Sauerstoff in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Sauerstoff with translations in English.

[1] „Die meisten Weißen Zwerge, die nach Stand der Theorie den Endzustand von 97 % aller Sterne darstellen, bestehen neben Helium und Kohlenstoff zu einem großen Teil aus Sauerstoff.“[2]

[1] "Most of the white dwarfs, which according to the current theory represent the final state of 97% of all stars, consist of helium and carbon to a large extent of oxygen." [2]

[2] Der Mensch braucht Sauerstoff zum Atmen.

[2] Humans need oxygen to breathe

[2] „Ich atme, ohne über den Sauerstoff zu grübeln.“[3]

[2] "I breathe without worrying about the oxygen." [3]

[2] „Der Sauerstoff wurde bereits knapp, der Kommandant ließ Atemgeräte mit Kalipatronen an die Besatzungsmitglieder verteilen, die nicht an den Reparaturen beteiligt waren.“[4]

[2] "The oxygen was already running out, the commander had breathing apparatus with potash cartridges distributed to the crew members who were not involved in the repairs." [4]

How do you pronounce Sauerstoff?

Sauerstoff (Österreich)

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