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Is it der, die oder das Durststrecke?


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

The word Durststrecke 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 Durststrecke?

How does the declension of Durststrecke 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 Durststrecke die Durststrecken
Genitive der Durststrecke der Durststrecken
Dative der Durststrecke den Durststrecken
Akkusative die Durststrecke die Durststrecken

What is the meaning of Durststrecke in German?

Durststrecke has various definitions in German:

Originally: a route that leads through an area without water

[1] ursprünglich: eine Strecke, die durch ein Gebiet ohne Wasser führt

[2] Translated: A period of time in which someone has to take restrictions and deprivation

[2] übertragen: eine Zeitspanne, in der jemand Einschränkungen und Entbehrungen auf sich nehmen muss

How to use Durststrecke in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Durststrecke with translations in English.

[1] Der einzige Weg durch diese Wüste ist eine Durststrecke.

[1] The only way through this desert is a dry spell

[2] Nach dem heutigen Sieg endet für den Profiboxer eine lange Durststrecke.

[2] After today's victory, a long dry spell ends for the professional boxer

[2] „Die 31-jährige Weltmeisterin feierte am Samstag in Bad Kleinkirchheim ihren ersten Abfahrtssieg im Weltcup und beendete auf der ‚Franz Klammer‘-Piste die dreijährige Durststrecke der ÖSV-Damen in der Königsdisziplin.“

[2] "The 31-year-old world champion celebrated her first departure victory in the World Cup in Bad Kleinkirchheim on Saturday and ended the three-year dry spiste of the ÖSV women in the Königsdisciplinese on the 'Franz Klammer' slope"

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