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Is it der, die oder das Deich?


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

The word Deich 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.

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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 Deich?

How does the declension of Deich 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 Deich die Deiche
Genitive des Deiches des Deichs der Deiche
Dative dem Deich dem Deiche den Deichen
Akkusative den Deich die Deiche

What is the meaning of Deich in German?

Deich is defined as:

[1] dam of waters (such as rivers, the coasts) to protect against floods and storm surges

[1] Damm an Gewässern (wie beispielsweise Flüssen, den Küsten) zum Schutz vor Hochwasser und Sturmfluten

How to use Deich in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Deich with translations in English.

[1] „Zum typischen Bild von Norddeutschland gehören die Deiche.“

[1] "The dyke's depths belong to the typical image of northern Germany"

[1] „Wie wichtig der Küstenschutz durch Deiche ist, zeigt sich bei Ebbe.“

[1] "How important coastal protection is through dikes is shown at low tide"

[1] „Es werden nicht nur einfach künstliche Dämme aufgeschüttet, heutige Deiche sind ein ausgeklügeltes System.“

[1] "It is not just artificial dams that are not simply filled up, today's dikes are a sophisticated system" "

[1] „Um die Wellen zu brechen, liegt vor dem Deich das Vorland.“

[1] "To break the waves, the foreland is located in front of the dike"

[1] „Damit die Küsten Norddeutschlands sicher bleiben, müssen die Deiche stetig kontrolliert und ausgebessert werden.“

[1] "In order for the coasts to remain safe, the dikes must be constantly checked and repaired"

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Pictures or photos of Deich

[1] Deich an der Küste
[1] Deich an der Küste
[1] Der Deich an der Oder schützt das Hinterland beim Oderhochwasser 1997.
[1] Der Deich an der Oder schützt das Hinterland beim Oderhochwasser 1997.

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