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Is it der, die oder das Gehör?


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

The word Gehör 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 Gehör?

How does the declension of Gehör 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 Gehör die Gehöre
Genitive des Gehöres des Gehörs der Gehöre
Dative dem Gehör dem Gehöre den Gehören
Akkusative das Gehör die Gehöre

What is the meaning of Gehör in German?

Gehör has various definitions in German:

[1] General attention, listening, "creating hearing"

[1] allgemein Beachtung, Zuhören, „Gehör verschaffen“

[2] Physiology: Sensory perception of living beings with which sound can be perceived

[2] Physiologie: Sinneswahrnehmung von Lebewesen, mit der Schall wahrgenommen werden kann; einer der fünf klassischen Sinne

[3] Physiology: The entirety of ears, horn nerve and hearing center in the brain

[3] Physiologie: die Gesamtheit von Ohren, Hörnerv und Hörzentrum im Gehirn

[4] Legal language: The right to be heard

[4] Rechtssprache: das Recht, angehört zu werden

[5] Music: Special musical talent

[5] Musik: besondere musikalische Begabung

How to use Gehör in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gehör with translations in English.

[1] Darf ich um Gehör bitten?

[1] May I be for hearing asking

[2] Im Dunkeln haben wir uns weitgehend nach dem Gehör orientiert.

[2] In the dark we have largely oriented ourselves to the hearing

[3] Das Gehör der hoch entwickelten Tiere befindet sich meist im Kopfbereich.

[3] The hearing of the highly developed animals is usually in the head area

[4] Der Anspruch auf rechtliches Gehör gewährt naturgemäß auch kein Recht darauf, dass die Entscheidung letztlich im Sinne des Vorbringens des Berechtigten getroffen wird.

[4] The claim to legal hearing naturally does not grant the right to ensure that the decision is ultimately made in the sense of the presentation of the beneficiary

[5] Annika ist eine Naturbegabung, die die Geige nach [dem] Gehör spielen kann.

[5] Annika is a gift of nature that can play the violin after [the] hearing

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