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Is it der, die oder das Gliedmaße?


The correct article in German of Gliedmaße is die. So it is die Gliedmaße! (nominative case)

The word Gliedmaße is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Gliedmaße?

How does the declension of Gliedmaße 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 die Gliedmaße die Gliedmaßen
Genitive der Gliedmaße der Gliedmaßen
Dative der Gliedmaße den Gliedmaßen
Akkusative die Gliedmaße die Gliedmaßen

What is the meaning of Gliedmaße in German?

Gliedmaße has various definitions in German:

[1] Anatomy: Man's arms and legs, as well as the wings or legs in animals (front and rear limbs)

[1] Anatomie: die Arme und Beine des Menschen, sowie die Flügel oder Beine bei Tieren (vordere und hintere Gliedmaßen)

Originally: the right ratio of the limbs to each other

[2] ursprünglich: das rechte Verhältnis der Glieder zueinander

How to use Gliedmaße in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gliedmaße with translations in English.

[1] Nach dem Sturz auf der Treppe musste er erst seine Gliedmaßen zusammensuchen.

[1] After the fall on the stairs, he had to collect his limbs first

[1] „Die Männer wirkten fast zierlich; sie waren klein, hatten schlanke Gliedmaßen und auffallend schmale Brustkörbe.“

[1] "The men seemed almost pupils they were small, had slim limbs and strikingly narrow chest basket" "

[1] „Die untere Gliedmaße wird dorsal und lateral durch die Crista ilica und ventral durch die Leistenfurche, unter der das Leistenband liegt, abgegrenzt.“

[1] "The lower limb is dorsally and laterally through the Crista Ilica and ventrally through the groin furrow under which the groin band is located"

[1] „Das Ergebnis sei eine im Wesentlichen funktionierende Gliedmaße gewesen.“

[1] "The result was an essentially functioning limb"

[1] „Vom Mann ihrer Schwester Sigrid, Heinz Kudicke, sind nicht einmal mehr Gliedmaßen gefunden worden.“

[1] "The husband of her sister Sigrid, Heinz Kudicke, have not been found anymore"



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