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Is it der, die oder das Gebäude?


The correct article in German of Gebäude is das. So it is das Gebäude! (nominative case)

The word Gebäude is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Gebäude?

How does the declension of Gebäude 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 das Gebäude die Gebäude
Genitive des Gebäudes der Gebäude
Dative dem Gebäude den Gebäuden
Akkusative das Gebäude die Gebäude

What is the meaning of Gebäude in German?

Gebäude is defined as:

[1] A man built by man, mostly upper terrace, stationary construct containing one or more spaces

[1] ein vom Menschen errichtetes, meist oberirdisches, ortsfestes Konstrukt, das einen oder mehrere Räume enthält

How to use Gebäude in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gebäude with translations in English.

[1] Jedes Haus ist ein Gebäude.

[1] Every house is a building.

[1] Öffentliche Gebäude sind meistens relativ groß.

[1] Public buildings are usually relatively large.

[1] „Der Gasthof befand sich in einem zweistöckigen Gebäude außerhalb der Ortschaft.“[2]

[1] "The Gasthof was in a two-storey building outside the village ." [2]

[1] „Aber natürlich war das Gebäude der Handelsgesellschaft noch größer.“[3]

[1] "But of course the building of the trading company was even bigger."[3]

[1] „Sie lenkte in die Parkgarage des Gebäudes.“[4]

[1] "She directed into the parking garage of the building" [4]

How do you pronounce Gebäude?

Gebäude (Österreich)

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