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Is it der, die oder das Durchmesser?


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

The word Durchmesser 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 Durchmesser?

How does the declension of Durchmesser 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 Durchmesser die Durchmesser
Genitive des Durchmessers der Durchmesser
Dative dem Durchmesser den Durchmessern
Akkusative den Durchmesser die Durchmesser

What is the meaning of Durchmesser in German?

Durchmesser has various definitions in German:

[1] distance between the intersections of a circle with a straight line that cuts its center

[1] Entfernung zwischen den Schnittpunkten eines Kreises mit einer Geraden, die dessen Mittelpunkt schneidet

[2] A long -possible tendon of a circle

[2] eine längstmögliche Sehne eines Kreises

How to use Durchmesser in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Durchmesser with translations in English.

[1] Die Hälfte eines Durchmessers nennt man Radius (Halbmesser).

[1] Half of a diameter is called the radius (half knife)

[1] „Den doppelten Radius eines Kreises nennt man Durchmesser.“

[1] "The double radius of a circle is called diameter" "

[1] „Das Augustus-Mausoleum mit 89 Meter Durchmesser sollte von der Dauerhaftigkeit des Imperiums künden.“

[1] "The Augustus Mausoleum with a diameter of 89 meters should be of the durability of the empire"

[1] „Die Erde hat einen Durchmesser von über 12.000 km, aber die Biosphäre misst an keiner Stelle mehr als rund 25 km.“

[1] "The earth has a diameter of over 12,000 km, but the biosphere does not measure more than around 25 km at any point."

[2] „Auch diese Strecke selbst wird gelegentlich als ein Durchmesser der Sphäre bezeichnet.“

[2] "This route itself is occasionally referred to as a diameter of the sphere"

How do you pronounce Durchmesser?

Durchmesser (Österreichisch)

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