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Is it der, die oder das Schwefel?


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

The word Schwefel 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 Schwefel?

How does the declension of Schwefel 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 Schwefel
Genitive des Schwefels
Dative dem Schwefel
Akkusative den Schwefel

What is the meaning of Schwefel in German?

Schwefel is defined as:

[1] Chemiw: Chemical element with the order number 16, which belongs to the non -metals

[1] Chemiw: chemisches Element mit der Ordnungszahl 16, das zu den Nichtmetallen gehört

How to use Schwefel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Schwefel with translations in English.

[1] Schwefel kommt in der Natur in Verbindungen und gediegen vor.

[1] Sulfur comes into connections and solids in nature

[1] „Besonders ein Detail verblüffte die Forscher: Manches Gestein im Bohrkern enthielt weniger als ein Prozent Schwefel, obwohl das Gestein ursprünglich zu 50 Prozent aus dem Stoff bestand.“

[1] "The researchers particularly amazed: Some rocks in the drilling core contained less than one percent sulfur, although the rock originally consisted of 50 percent from the fabric"

How do you pronounce Schwefel?

Schwefel (Österreich)

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