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Is it der, die oder das Gemälde?


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

The word Gemälde 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 Gemälde?

How does the declension of Gemälde 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 Gemälde die Gemälde
Genitive des Gemäldes der Gemälde
Dative dem Gemälde den Gemälden
Akkusative das Gemälde die Gemälde

What is the meaning of Gemälde in German?

Gemälde is defined as:

[1] A picture applied to a carrier (such as a canvas)

[1] ein auf einen Träger (etwa eine Leinwand) aufgebrachtes Bild

How to use Gemälde in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gemälde with translations in English.

[1] Als er vor dem Gemälde stand, machte er halt.

[1] When he stood in front of the painting, he stopped

[1] „Auch das amüsante Gemälde eines tanzenden Mädchens hätte er in der Kiste entdeckt.“

[1] "He would also have discovered the amusing painting of a dancing girl in the box"

[1] „Goethe wird das Gemälde ohne Vorbehalt gegen Friedrich betrachtet haben.“

[1] "Goethe will have considered the painting without reservations against Friedrich"

[1] „Die Gerüste erinnerten mich an alte Gemälde vom Turmbau zu Babel.“

[1] "The scaffolding reminded me of old paintings from the tower building to Babelä"

[1] „Viele Gemälde aus französischen Museen kamen so als Raubkunst nach Deutschland.“

[1] "Many paintings from French museums came to Germany as predatory art"

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Pictures or photos of Gemälde

[1] das Gemälde „Mona Lisa“ von Leonardo da Vinci
[1] das Gemälde „Mona Lisa“ von Leonardo da Vinci

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