map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Balanceakt?


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

The word Balanceakt 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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.





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 Balanceakt?

How does the declension of Balanceakt 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 Balanceakt die Balanceakte
Genitive des Balanceakts des Balanceaktes der Balanceakte
Dative dem Balanceakt dem Balanceakte den Balanceakten
Akkusative den Balanceakt die Balanceakte

What is the meaning of Balanceakt in German?

Balanceakt has various definitions in German:

[1] Circus, variety: a demonstration in which is balanced

[1] Zirkus, Varieté: eine Vorführung, bei der balanciert wird

[2] Translated: Weighing behavior, consideration of several sides of a difficult matter

[2] übertragen: abwägendes Verhalten, Berücksichtigung mehrerer Seiten einer schwierigen Angelegenheit

How to use Balanceakt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Balanceakt with translations in English.

[1] „Schaudernd betrachten wir den Balanceakt auf dem Hochseil im Zirkus; dann fahren wir mit dem Auto nach Hause, und es kommt uns nicht in den Sinn, daß wir damit ein viel größeres Risiko eingehen als der Turner unter dem Zeltdach.“

[1] “We look at the balancing act on the high rope in the circus system. Then we drive home by car, and it does not come to mind that we take a much greater risk than the gymnast under the tent roof . "

[2] „Gleichwohl ist und bleibt es in der Praxis ein schwieriger Balanceakt, die Interessen der Alten mit denen der Jungen zum Ausgleich zu bringen.“

[2] "Nevertheless, in practice it is and remains a difficult balancing act to bring the interests of the old people with that of the boy to compensate"

How do you pronounce Balanceakt?


The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.