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Is it der, die oder das Gleis?


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

The word Gleis 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 Gleis?

How does the declension of Gleis 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 Gleis die Gleise
Genitive des Gleises der Gleise
Dative dem Gleis dem Gleise den Gleisen
Akkusative das Gleis die Gleise

What is the meaning of Gleis in German?

Gleis is defined as:

[1] Technology: Track for rail vehicles, which consists of two parallel rails

[1] Technik: Fahrweg für Schienenfahrzeuge, der aus zwei parallel verlaufenden Schienen besteht

How to use Gleis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gleis with translations in English.

[1] Verzweigungen von Gleisen werden mit Eisenbahnweichen realisiert.

[1] Rail branches are made with railway switches.

[1] Zug 4711 fährt heute ausnahmsweise auf Gleis 3 ein.

[1] Today, train 4711 is arriving on track 3 as an exception

[1] „Auf der anderen Seite der Gleise stehen Schuppen voller Fahrräder.“[3]

[1] "On the other side of the tracks are sheds full of bicycles." [3]

How do you pronounce Gleis?

Gleis (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Gleis

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