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Is it der, die oder das Gelächter?


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

The word Gelächter 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 Gelächter?

How does the declension of Gelächter 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 Gelächter die Gelächter
Genitive des Gelächters der Gelächter
Dative dem Gelächter den Gelächtern
Akkusative das Gelächter die Gelächter

What is the meaning of Gelächter in German?

Gelächter is defined as:

[1] constant laughter that lasts for a relatively long time

[1] beständiges Lachen, das über eine relativ lange Zeit andauert

How to use Gelächter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gelächter with translations in English.

[1] Die Männer brachen in schallendes Gelächter aus.

[1] The men broke into a resounding laughter

[1] „Im Einschlafen hörte ich eine schrille Stimme zu mir heraufdringen, die manchmal von männlichem Gelächter unterbrochen wurde.“

[1] "In falling asleep, I heard a shrill voice coming up to myself, which was sometimes interrupted by male laughter"

[1] „Wir stimmten alle in das Gelächter ein und prosteten uns mit unserem Tee zu.“

[1] "We all agreed in the laughter and prompted ourselves with our tea"

[1] „Eine Regung von Gelächter selbst in diesem Augenblick.“

[1] "A suggestion of laughter even in this moment"

[1] „Ohne das Gelächter wäre diese Szene eine ganz andere gewesen, aber das hätte ich meiner Großmutter nicht begreiflich machen können.“

[1] "Without the laughter, this scene would have been completely different, but I couldn't have made it understandable to my grandmother"

How do you pronounce Gelächter?

Gelächter (Österreich)

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