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Is it der, die oder das Decke?


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

The word Decke 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 Decke?

How does the declension of Decke 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 Decke die Decken
Genitive der Decke der Decken
Dative der Decke den Decken
Akkusative die Decke die Decken

What is the meaning of Decke in German?

Decke has various definitions in German:

[1] closed surface

[1] geschlossene Oberfläche

[2] large, warming piece of fabric

[2] großes, wärmendes Stück Stoff

[3] Upper boundary of a room or the load-bearing structural element forming the basis for a floor

[3] obere Begrenzung eines Zimmers beziehungsweise das die Basis für ein Stockwerk bildende tragende Bauelement

[4] Hunting language: fur of wild animals

[4] Jägersprache: Fell von Wildtieren

How to use Decke in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Decke with translations in English.

[1] Der See hat eine dicke Eisdecke.

[1] The lake has a thick ice cover.

[2] Die Decke aus Wolle wärmt meine kalten Füße.

[2] The wool blanket warms my cold feet.

[2] „Sie schlafen bewegungslos, die Decke gegen die Kühle der Dämmerung über sich gezogen.“[2]

[2] "You sleep motionless, the blanket drawn over you against the coolness of the twilight." [2]

[2] „Wenige Schritt entfernt delirierte Wilson und zitterte unter der Decke.“[3]

[2] "A few steps away, Wilson was delirious and shivered under the covers." [3]

[2] „Aber ein Bettvorleger sei ja da, eine Decke und ein Kissen könne sie ihm ebenfalls abtreten.“[4]

[2] "But there is a bedside rug, a blanket and a pillow can also be handed over to him." [4]

[2] „Thomas schlug die Decke zurück und setzte sich auf den Bettrand.“[5]

[2] "Thomas threw back the covers and sat on the edge of the bed." [5]

[3] Es war an der Zeit die Decke neu zu streichen.

[3] It was time to repaint the ceiling.

[4] „Die Wilddiebe haben die Tiere an Ort und Stelle enthäutet und die Decken liegen gelassen.“[6]

[4] “The poachers skinned the animals on the spot and left the blankets behind” [6]

How do you pronounce Decke?

Decke (Österreich)
Decke (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Decke

[3] Decke eines Zimmers
[3] Decke eines Zimmers

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