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Is it der, die oder das Drehscheibe?


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

The word Drehscheibe 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 Drehscheibe?

How does the declension of Drehscheibe 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 Drehscheibe die Drehscheiben
Genitive der Drehscheibe der Drehscheiben
Dative der Drehscheibe den Drehscheiben
Akkusative die Drehscheibe die Drehscheiben

What is the meaning of Drehscheibe in German?

Drehscheibe has various definitions in German:

[1] Device for a potter whose essential component is a horizontal slice

[1] Gerät für einen Töpfer, dessen wesentlicher Bestandteil eine waagerecht drehende Scheibe ist

[2] Railway beings: Device to implement railway vehicles

[2] Eisenbahnwesen: Vorrichtung, um Eisenbahnfahrzeuge umzusetzen

[3] Transport: Location, of which several lines of traffic assume

[3] Verkehrswesen: Ort, von dem mehrere Verkehrslinien ausgehen

[4] Telephony: Selectic

[4] Telefonie: Wählscheibe

How to use Drehscheibe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Drehscheibe with translations in English.

[1] „Die Einführung der Drehscheibe brachte aber zunächst keinen Wandel in der Gefäßform.“

[1] "The introduction of the turntable initially brought no change in the vascular form" "

[2] Zu einem größeren Lokschuppen gehört eine Drehscheibe, auf der man die Loks in Richtung auf eine geeignete Schiene bringen kann.

[2] A larger locomotive shed belongs to a turntable on which you can bring the locomotive towards a suitable rail

[2] „Auf einer Drehscheibe stand eine Lok, ihre Umrisse flimmerten in der heißen Luft.“

[2] "A locomotive stood on a turntable, its outlines flickered in the hot air"

[3] Viele Großstädte sind Drehscheiben des Verkehrs.

[3] Many major cities are turntables of the transport

[3] „Die Stadt war eine der ersten Drehscheiben der antifaschistischen Emigration.“

[3] "The city was one of the first turntables of the anti -fascist emigration"

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