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Is it der, die oder das Dreiviertelstunde?


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

The word Dreiviertelstunde 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 Dreiviertelstunde?

How does the declension of Dreiviertelstunde 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 Dreiviertelstunde die Dreiviertelstunden
Genitive der Dreiviertelstunde der Dreiviertelstunden
Dative der Dreiviertelstunde den Dreiviertelstunden
Akkusative die Dreiviertelstunde die Dreiviertelstunden

What is the meaning of Dreiviertelstunde in German?

Dreiviertelstunde is defined as:

[1] Period of 45 minutes, that is three quarters of one hour

[1] Zeitraum von 45 Minuten, das sind drei Viertel einer vollen Stunde

How to use Dreiviertelstunde in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dreiviertelstunde with translations in English.

[1] „Eine gute Dreiviertelstunde redet sie.“

[1] "A good three -quarters of an hour talks"

[1] „Nun laufen wir schon ungefähr eine Dreiviertelstunde über einen schwarzen Strand im Süden Islands.“

[1] "Now we are running about three quarters of an hour over a black beach in southern Islandsä"

[1] „Das Störhaus ist eine Alpenvereinshütte knapp eine Dreiviertelstunde vom Höhleneingang entfernt.“

[1] "The sturgeon is an Alpine club hut almost three quarters of an hour from the cave entrance" removed "

[1] „Für die nächste Dreiviertelstunde gab es nichts zu reden und noch weniger zu streiten.“

[1] "There was nothing to talk about for the next three -quarters of an hour and even less to argue"

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