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Is it der, die oder das Gitter?


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

The word Gitter 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 Gitter?

How does the declension of Gitter 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 Gitter die Gitter
Genitive des Gitters der Gitter
Dative dem Gitter den Gittern
Akkusative das Gitter die Gitter

What is the meaning of Gitter in German?

Gitter has various definitions in German:

[1] Metail, mostly made of wire, steel or wood

[1] Geflecht, meist aus Draht, Stahl oder Holz

[2] Electrode of an electron tube

[2] Elektrode einer Elektronenröhre

How to use Gitter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gitter with translations in English.

[1] Ein Gitter versperrte den Weg.

[1] A grille blocked the path

[1] „Man steht am Zellenfenster und sieht durchs Gitter auf den Hof.“

[1] "You stand at the cell window and see through the grille on the Hofä"

[1] „Um durch das enge Gitter vor dem Fenster zu kommen, muß man fast ein Zirkusakrobat sein, so Blume.“

[1] "In order to get through the tight grille in front of the window, you have to be almost a circus acrobat, says Blumeä"

[1] „Bei dem als Bodyflying bezeichneten Sport begibt sich der Sportler, mit Helm, Brille, Mundschutz, Handschuhen und vor allem einem speziellen Anzug ausgestattet, in einen Luftstrom, der durch ein Gitter hindurch senkrecht in die Höhe strebt.“

[1] "In the sport referred to as bodyflying, the athlete, with a helmet, glasses, mouth protection, gloves and, above all, a special suit, goes into an air flow that strives vertically through a grille" "

[1] „Wir werden vor ein Gitter geführt, hinter dem ein langer und dunkler Gang mehr zu ahnen als zu sehen ist.“

[1] "We are led in front of a grille, behind which a long and dark gait is more to be guessed than can be seen"

[2] Eine Pentode besitzt drei Gitter: Steuergitter, Schirmgitter und Bremsgitter.

[2] A pentode has three grids: control grille, umbrella grille and brake grid

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Pictures or photos of Gitter

[1] Kapuzineraffe am Gitter
[1] Kapuzineraffe am Gitter

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