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Is it der, die oder das Gewitter?


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

The word Gewitter 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 Gewitter?

How does the declension of Gewitter 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 Gewitter die Gewitter
Genitive des Gewitters der Gewitter
Dative dem Gewitter den Gewittern
Akkusative das Gewitter die Gewitter

What is the meaning of Gewitter in German?

Gewitter has various definitions in German:

[1] Weather phenomenon with lightning and thunder, which is usually associated with heavy precipitation

[1] Wettererscheinung mit Blitz und Donner, die meist mit starkem Niederschlag einhergeht

[2] figuratively: discharge of emotions or feelings

[2] bildsprachlich: Emotions- oder Gefühlsentladung

How to use Gewitter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gewitter with translations in English.

[1] Am Abend zog ein Gewitter auf.

[1] In the evening a thunderstorm came up

[1] Das Gewitter zieht nach Nordosten ab.

[1] The thunderstorm is moving to the northeast

[1] „Dem Gewitter folgte ein Sturm, der ohne Unterbrechung fünf Tage lang tobte.“[2]

[1] “The thunderstorm was followed by a storm that raged for five days without a break” [2]

[1] „Wenn sie Wolken beobachtete, die vor einem Gewitter aufzogen, dann ließ sie sich von diesem Schauspiel zutiefst berühren.“[3]

[1] "When she watched clouds gathering before a thunderstorm, she was deeply touched by this spectacle ." [3]

[1] „In den letzten Stunden des Tages zieht sich ein Gewitter zusammen.“[4]

[1] "In the last hours of the day a thunderstorm is gathering" [4]

[1] „Ein Gewitter hatte es gegeben, Blitz und Donner im raschen Wechsel.“[5]

[1] “There had been a thunderstorm, lightning and thunder alternating rapidly” [5]

[2] Wie ein Gewitter fielen die Barbaren in das Nachbarland eine und raubten, mordeten und schlachteten die Hugenotten ab.

[2] Like a thunderstorm, the barbarians fell into the neighboring country and robbed, murdered and slaughtered the Huguenots

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Pictures or photos of Gewitter

[1] Blitz in einem Gewitter
[1] Blitz in einem Gewitter

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