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Is it der, die oder das Gelenk?


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

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

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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 Gelenk?

How does the declension of Gelenk 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 Gelenk die Gelenke
Genitive des Gelenkes des Gelenks der Gelenke
Dative dem Gelenk dem Gelenke den Gelenken
Akkusative das Gelenk die Gelenke

What is the meaning of Gelenk in German?

Gelenk has various definitions in German:

[1] Anatomy: movable connection of bones

[1] Anatomie: bewegliche Verbindung von Knochen

[2] Technology: Movable connection of two mechanical components

[2] Technik: bewegliche Verbindung von zwei mechanischen Bauteilen

How to use Gelenk in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gelenk with translations in English.

[1] „Das größte Gelenk des Menschen kann kurzfristig sogar bis zu eineinhalb Tonnen Gewicht tragen. Ohne unsere Kniegelenke könnten wir weder gehen, noch uns hinsetzen und schon gar nicht umherhüpfen. Damit wir all diese Bewegungen ausführen können, besteht das Kniegelenk aus einem ausgeklügelten System von Knochen, Bändern, Muskeln und Knorpel. Das Kniegelenk wird deshalb auch - zu recht - als das komplizierteste Gelenk im ganzen Körper bezeichnet.“

[1] “The largest joint of humans can even wear up to one and a half tons of weight without our knee joints, and we could neither go nor sit down and certainly not bump around. So that we can carry out all of these movements, the knee joint consists of a sophisticated system of bones, ligaments, muscles and cartilage. The knee joint is therefore - rightly - referred to as the most complicated joint in the whole body. ”

[2] Er kontrollierte die Unversehrtheit der Gelenke der Antriebswellen.

[2] He controlled the integrity of the joints of the drive shaft

[2] „Die Männer fingerten zwischen den Gelenken der Puppe herum.“

[2] "The men fingered around the joints of the doll"

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