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Is it der, die oder das Dürre?


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

The word Dürre 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 Dürre?

How does the declension of Dürre 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 Dürre die Dürren
Genitive der Dürre der Dürren
Dative der Dürre den Dürren
Akkusative die Dürre die Dürren

What is the meaning of Dürre in German?

Dürre has various definitions in German:

[1] Period of the lack of water, which leads to damage in agriculture

[1] Periode des Wassermangels, die zu Schäden in der Landwirtschaft führt

[2] transferred: linguistic powerlessness

[2] übertragen: sprachliche Gehaltlosigkeit

How to use Dürre in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dürre with translations in English.

[1] Die Dürre macht dem Land schwer zu schaffen.

[1] The drought makes difficult for the country

[1] „In Wüsten erweckt erst der Regen einige Pflanzen zum Leben. Andere überleben die Dürre, indem sie Wasser in ihren Stängeln oder Wurzeln speichern.“

[1] "In deserts, the rain only brings some plants to the lifelong survival by saving water in their stems or roots."

[1] Und der Herr schickte eine große Dürre.

[1] And the Lord sent a great drought



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Pictures or photos of Dürre

[1] Nur noch ein paar Gräser wachsen bei Dürre.
[1] Nur noch ein paar Gräser wachsen bei Dürre.
[1] Bei anhaltender Dürre wächst fast nichts mehr.
[1] Bei anhaltender Dürre wächst fast nichts mehr.

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