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Is it der, die oder das Elle?


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

The word Elle 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 Elle?

How does the declension of Elle 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 Elle die Ellen
Genitive der Elle der Ellen
Dative der Elle den Ellen
Akkusative die Elle die Ellen

What is the meaning of Elle in German?

Elle has various definitions in German:

[1] Anatomy: one of the two forearm bones of the human being

[1] Anatomie: einer der beiden Unterarmknochen des Menschen

[2] An old length of the longest of regional and different lengths

[2] ein altes Längenmaß von regional und zeitlich unterschiedlicher Länge

[3] Schneider craft, historical, short for tailoring: a measuring instrument for measuring the fabric

[3] Schneiderhandwerk, historisch, kurz für Schneiderelle: ein Messinstrument zum Ausmessen des Stoffes

How to use Elle in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Elle with translations in English.

[1] Sie brach sich zwar die Elle, die Speiche blieb aber heil.

[1] Although it broke the elle, the spoke remained Heilä

[1] Die Elle ist weniger kräftig als die Speiche.

[1] The Elle is less strong than the Speichenä

[2] „Der unterste Gang war fünf Ellen weit und der mittelste sechs Ellen weit und der dritte sieben Ellen weit; denn er machte Absätze außen am Hause umher, daß die Balken nicht in die Wände des Hauses eingriffen.“

[2] "The lowest gear was five Ellen and the middle six Ellen far and the third seven Ellen versus because he turned paragraphs outside at the house that the bars did not intervene in the walls of the house"

[2] „Da sprach Gott zu Noah: Mache dir einen Kasten aus Tannenholz, und mache ihn also: Dreihundert Ellen sei die Länge, fünfzig Ellen die Breite und dreißig Ellen die Höhe.“

[2] "God said to Noah: make a box made of fir wood, so make it: three hundred cubits are the length, fifty cubits the width and thirty cubits the height"

[2] „Die Spanne seiner Flügel betrug gut fünf Ellen, und wie ein munterer Besen fegte der Schatten den Haufen an Vorbehalten beiseite, der sich im Bewusstsein der Sumbinger festgesetzt hatte.“

[2] "The span of his wings was a good five cubits, and like a lively broom, the shadow swept the bunch reserved aside, which had settled in the awareness of the Sumbinger"

[2] „Fürst Andrej sah Kutusow an, und unwillkürlich blieb sein Blick auf den nur eine halbe Elle von ihm entfernten sauber gepflegten Falten der Narbe an Kutusows Schläfe haften, wo ihn bei Ismail die Kugel in den Kopf getroffen und er das eine Auge verloren hatte.“

[2] “Fürst Andrej looked at Kutusow, and involuntarily his view of the cleanly tended folds of the scar, which he had only half an elevated, adhered to Kutusow's temples, where the ball hit him in the head at Ismail and he lost an eye Hatä "

[3] Manch aufwendig hergestellte Elle hatte ein Edelholzfunier und Intarsien aus Metall.

[3] Some elaborately produced Elle had a noble wood and Intarsia made of metal

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[3] Schneiderelle mit Maßstab
[3] Schneiderelle mit Maßstab

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