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Is it der, die oder das Barrikade?


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

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

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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 Barrikade?

How does the declension of Barrikade 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 Barrikade die Barrikaden
Genitive der Barrikade der Barrikaden
Dative der Barrikade den Barrikaden
Akkusative die Barrikade die Barrikaden

What is the meaning of Barrikade in German?

Barrikade is defined as:

[1] A protective wall in the street fight, which is mostly compiled from objects of everyday life

[1] ein Schutzwall im Straßenkampf, der aus Gegenständen des alltäglichen Lebens meist improvisiert zusammengestellt wird

How to use Barrikade in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Barrikade with translations in English.

[1] „Manche Politiker sterben auf Barrikaden, auf denen sie gar nicht gestanden sind.“ (François Mitterrand)

[1] "Some politicians die on barricades where they are not at all" (François Mitterrand)

[1] Die Soldaten errichteten eine Barrikade, um den Nachschublastern den Weg zu verbauen.

[1] The soldiers built a barricade to install the follow -up drawers the way

[1] „Am Schwaanschen Tor wurden Barrikaden gebaut.“

[1] "Barricades were built at the Schwaan's gate"

[1] „Die Prager bauten in der Nacht vom 5. Mai knapp zweitausend Barrikaden.“

[1] "The Prague built almost two thousand barricades on the night of May 5th."

[1] „Hinter der Barrikade sprangen wilde Gestalten herum, plötzlich fielen Schüsse.“

[1] "Wild figures jumped around behind the barricade, suddenly shots fell"

[1] „Das Geschrei hinter der Barrikade im Tor war verstummt.“

[1] "The shouting behind the barricade in the goal was violated"

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Pictures or photos of Barrikade

[1] Horace Vernet: Barrikade in der Rue Soufflot
[1] Horace Vernet: Barrikade in der Rue Soufflot

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