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Is it der, die oder das Elektrische?


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

The word Elektrische 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 Elektrische?

How does the declension of Elektrische work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

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1 Singular Plural
Nominative Elektrische Elektrische
Genitive Elektrischer Elektrischer
Dative Elektrischer Elektrischen
Akkusative Elektrische Elektrische
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ die Elektrische die Elektrischen
Genitiv der Elektrischen der Elektrischen
Dativ der Elektrischen den Elektrischen
Akkusativ die Elektrische die Elektrischen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ eine Elektrische keine Elektrischen
Genitiv einer Elektrischen keiner Elektrischen
Dativ einer Elektrischen keinen Elektrischen
Akkusativ eine Elektrische keine Elektrischen

What is the meaning of Elektrische in German?

Elektrische is defined as:

[1] Description for the tram operated with electricity

[1] Bezeichnung für die mit Strom betriebene Straßenbahn

How to use Elektrische in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Elektrische with translations in English.

[1] „Es ist die allerhöchste Zeit, er muss sogar eine Elektrische nehmen, was seinem Sparsinn, der manchmal fast an Geiz grenzt, verhasst ist.“

[1] "It is the highest time, he even has to take an electric one, which is hated", which sometimes borders on avarice, "is hated"

[1] „Stell dir vor, gestern morgen wäre ich beinahe mit ihm in dieselbe Elektrische gestiegen, ich habe es noch rechtzeitig gemerkt.“

[1] "Imagine yesterday morning I almost rose to the same electrical with him, I made it in good time"

[1] „Man entschied sich für die über die Mainzer Straße zum Goebenplatz führende Verbindung, auf der nun ab dem 17. Januar 1899 statt der Pferdebahn die Elektrische verkehrte.“

[1] "They decided on the connection leading via Mainzer Straße to Goebenplatz, on which electrical electricity was now running instead of the horse's railway from January 17, 1899."

[1] „Er ließ Elektrische auf Elektrische vorbeifahren, drückte den Rücken an die rote Mauer und ging nicht.“

[1] "He had an electrical drive past electrical, pressed his back onto the red wall and did not go"

[1] „Schlump fuhr mit der Elektrischen, und wenn ein Offizier aufsteigen wollte, rückte er auf der anderen Seite ab.“

[1] "Schlump drove with the electric, and if an officer wanted to rise, he moved on the other side"

[1] „Die Elektrische fährt nicht mehr, und Stromausfälle gibt’s.“

[1] "The electrical no longer drives, and power failures exist"

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