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Is it der, die oder das Ballade?

DIE

The correct article in German of Ballade is die. So it is die Ballade! (nominative case)

The word Ballade is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Ballade?

How does the declension of Ballade 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 die Ballade die Balladen
Genitive der Ballade der Balladen
Dative der Ballade den Balladen
Akkusative die Ballade die Balladen

What is the meaning of Ballade in German?

Ballade has various definitions in German:

[1] Literature: A long poem that has a tragic outcome in most cases

[1] Literaturwissenschaft: ein langes Gedicht, welches in den meisten Fällen einen tragischen Ausgang hat

[2] Music, U-Music: Slow, mostly melancholic song

[2] Musik, U-Musik: langsames, meist melancholisches Lied

[3] Music, piano music: Short almost narrative music piece

[3] Musik, Klaviermusik: kurzes fast erzählerisches Musikstück

How to use Ballade in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ballade with translations in English.

[1] Diese Ballade bringt mich zum Weinen!

[1] This ballad brings me to the wine

[1] „Hinzu kamen zahlreiche Balladen und Prosaerzählungen, nicht zuletzt »Die Judenbuche«.“

[1] "There were also numerous ballads and prose counts, not least" the Jewish beech "Ä"

[1] „Die Balladen bieten überdies einen unschätzbaren Vorteil: Sie lassen sich so schön dramatisch und manchmal schauerlich aufsagen.“

[1] "The ballads also offer an invaluable advantage: they can be stagated so beautifully dramatically and sometimes gruesome"

[2] Die Ballade der Lucy Jordan erzählt die Geschichte einer unglücklichen Frau, die Selbstmord begeht.

[2] The Ballad of Lucy Jordan tells the story of an unfortunate woman who commits suicide

[2] „Sie sprachen ein umständliches, förmliches Kolonialspanisch des 16. Jahrhunderts, die gespreizte Sprache der alten Balladen.“

[2] "You spoke a cumbersome, formal colonial spanish of the 16e century, the spread language of the old ballads."

[3] Die Ballade für Adeline wurde und wird von unzähligen Klavierspielern interpretiert.

[3] The ballad for Adeline was and is interpreted by countless piano players

[3] „Ihr Spiel offenbart, dass diese Ballade sie persönlich sehr tief berührt.“

[3] "Your game reveals that this ballad personally touches her personally"

How do you pronounce Ballade?

Ballade

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