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Is it der, die oder das Gefängniszelle?


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

The word Gefängniszelle 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 Gefängniszelle?

How does the declension of Gefängniszelle 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 Gefängniszelle die Gefängniszellen
Genitive der Gefängniszelle der Gefängniszellen
Dative der Gefängniszelle den Gefängniszellen
Akkusative die Gefängniszelle die Gefängniszellen

What is the meaning of Gefängniszelle in German?

Gefängniszelle is defined as:

[1] Individual space within a prison that serves to accommodate one or more prisoners

[1] einzelner Raum innerhalb eines Gefängnisses, der der Unterbringung eines oder mehrerer Gefangener dient

How to use Gefängniszelle in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gefängniszelle with translations in English.

[1] „Ist man erst achtzehn schreckliche Monate in einer Gefängniszelle gewesen, dann sieht man Dinge und Menschen, wie sie wirklich sind.“

[1] "If you have only been for eighteen terrible months in a prison cell, then you can see things and people how they really do"

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