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Is it der, die oder das Gletscher?


The correct article in German of Gletscher is der. So it is der Gletscher! (nominative case)

The word Gletscher is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Gletscher?

How does the declension of Gletscher 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 der Gletscher die Gletscher
Genitive des Gletschers der Gletscher
Dative dem Gletscher den Gletschern
Akkusative den Gletscher die Gletscher

What is the meaning of Gletscher in German?

Gletscher is defined as:

Glaciology: ice compound, which can be up to several hundred meters thick and moved by the weight in slow flow valley

[1] Glaziologie: Eismasse, die bis zu mehrere hundert Meter dick sein kann und sich durch das Eigengewicht in langsamem Fluss talwärts bewegt

How to use Gletscher in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gletscher with translations in English.

[1] Ein Gletscher entsteht durch die Ansammlung von Schnee, der nicht schmilzt, sondern sich immer weiter ansammelt.

[1] A glacier is created by the accumulation of snow that does not melt, but always continues to be accumulated at

[1] „Der Himmel über den Berggipfeln war von reinstem Blau, die Gletscher wirkten menschenfeindlicher denn je.“[3]

[1] "The sky over the mountain peaks was of purely blue, the glaciers seemed miserable than ever" [3]

[1] „Auf meiner ersten Reise nach Island habe ich eine Wanderung auf einem Gletscher gemacht.“[4]

[1] "On my first trip to Iceland I did a hike on a glacier killing" [4]

[1] „Obwohl sie größtenteils von Gletschern bedeckt und die umgebenden Fahrwasser im gesamten Winterhalbjahr zugefroren sind, gibt es dort eine reichhaltige Flora und Fauna.“[5]

[1] "Although it is mostly covered by glaciers and the surrounding waters are frozen throughout the winter half-year, there is a rich flora and fauna" [5]

[1] „Bergsteigen heißt nicht nur Klettern: Wenn sich Bergsteiger zum Gipfel aufmachen, müssen sie auch wegloses Gelände, Felswände, Schneefelder und Gletscher überwinden.“[6]

[1] "Mountaineering does not just climb climbing: When mountaineers open up to the summit, they also have to overcome unplugged terrain, rock walls, snowfields and glaciers" [6]

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