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Is it der, die oder das Blech?


The correct article in German of Blech is das. So it is das Blech! (nominative case)

The word Blech is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Blech?

How does the declension of Blech 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 das Blech die Bleche
Genitive des Blechs des Bleches der Bleche
Dative dem Blech dem Bleche den Blechen
Akkusative das Blech die Bleche

What is the meaning of Blech in German?

Blech has various definitions in German:

[1] A thin metal plate

[1] eine dünne Platte aus Metall

[2] In short: the baking sheet, a flat tub made of sheet metal for the oven

[2] kurz: das Backblech, eine flache Wanne aus Blech für den Backofen

[3] Only singular, music: The wind instruments made of sheet metal

[3] nur Singular, Musik: die Blasinstrumente aus Blech

[4] Only singular, casual, transferred: stupid stuff

[4] nur Singular, salopp, übertragen: dummes Zeug

[5] Only singular, mocking: the orders made of metal, medals

[5] nur Singular, spöttisch: die Orden aus Metall, Medaillen

[6] Metalle cooking stove cover, to comply with the Shabbat by religious law-loving Jews when keeping food warm

[6] metallene Kochherd-Abdeckung, zum Einhalten des Schabbats durch religiös-gesetzestreue Juden beim Warmhalten von Speisen

How to use Blech in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Blech with translations in English.

[1] Die Karosserie von Autos besteht weitgehend aus geformten Blechen.

[1] The body of cars largely consists of shaped sheets

[1] „Die Engel und der Jesus aus Blech stammten wohl vom gleichen Künstler.“

[1] "The angels and the Jesus from sheet metal probably came from the same artist"

[2] Bereite schon mal das Blech für den Kuchen vor!

[2] Prepare the sheet metal for the cake

[3] Das Blech war heute besonders gut aufgelegt.

[3] The sheet was particularly well on today

[4] Red’ kein Blech!

[4] Red ’no sheet metal

[5] Ich brauch’ das Blech nicht.

[5] I don't need the sheet metal

[6] Je nachdem, wie viele Flammen bereits brennen, sind drei Bereiche auf der Oberfläche des Bleches festzulegen.

[6] Depending on how many flames are already burning, three areas on the surface of the sheet metal are determined

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Pictures or photos of Blech

[1] Blech bei der Herstellung
[1] Blech bei der Herstellung
[2] Bleche mit Gebäck als Teil des Backofens
[2] Bleche mit Gebäck als Teil des Backofens
[6] Blech als Herdabdeckung zum Warmhalten der Speisen am Schabbat
[6] Blech als Herdabdeckung zum Warmhalten der Speisen am Schabbat

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