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Is it der, die oder das Gerücht?


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

The word Gerücht 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 Gerücht?

How does the declension of Gerücht 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 Gerücht die Gerüchte
Genitive des Gerüchtes des Gerüchts der Gerüchte
Dative dem Gerücht dem Gerüchte den Gerüchten
Akkusative das Gerücht die Gerüchte

What is the meaning of Gerücht in German?

Gerücht is defined as:

[1] A message that is common and whose truth is doubtful

[1] eine Nachricht, die mündlich verbreitet wird und deren Wahrheitsgehalt zweifelhaft ist

How to use Gerücht in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gerücht with translations in English.

[1] Es geht das Gerücht, dass er im Lotto gewonnen habe.

[1] The rumor is that he won the lottery

[1] „In manchen Kreisen hält sich hartnäckig das Gerücht, dies sei die moderne Variante der Inquisition.“

[1] "In some circles, the rumor persists that this is the modern variant of the Inquisition" "

[1] „Gerade Gerüchte über Flüchtlinge hätten dieses Jahr stark zugenommen.“

[1] "Especially rumors about refugees would have increased significantly this year"

[1] „Kaum dass sie von den umlaufenden Gerüchten gehört hatten, machten sich Redakteure, Setzer und Drucker auf in ihre Verlagshäuser.“

[1] "As soon as they had heard of the surrounding rumors, editors, typesetters and printer set up to their publishing house"

[1] „Die Gerüchte überschlugen sich, die Verwirrung war komplett.“

[1] "The rumors overturned, the confusion was complete" "

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