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Is it der, die oder das Glatteis?


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

The word Glatteis 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 Glatteis?

How does the declension of Glatteis 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 Glatteis
Genitive des Glatteises
Dative dem Glatteis
Akkusative das Glatteis

What is the meaning of Glatteis in German?

Glatteis is defined as:

[1] Frozen water on public traffic areas

[1] gefrorenes Wasser auf öffentlichen Verkehrsflächen

How to use Glatteis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Glatteis with translations in English.

[1] Als Unfallursache wurden Glatteis und überhöhte Geschwindigkeit festgestellt.

[1] The cause of the accident was found

[1] In den Morgenstunden ist mit Glatteis zu rechnen.

[1] In the morning hours, black ice is expected

[1] „Glatteis hinderte ihn am Neujahrstag, nach London zu fahren.“

[1] "Quick ice prevented him from driving to London on New Year's Day"

[1] „Kurz vor sieben hielt die Droschke vor dem Opernhause, und der allezeit bereitstehende Wagenschlagöffner sagte mit der ihm eigenen und bei Glatteis und trockenem Wetter immer gleichklingenden Fürsorge: »Nehmen Sie sich in acht«.“

[1] "Shortly before seven, the Droschke held in front of the opera house, and the wagon striker, which has always been ready for the car, said with his own care and always in the weather:" Take care in eight "Ä"

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