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Is it der, die oder das Glocke?


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

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

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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 Glocke?

How does the declension of Glocke 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 Glocke die Glocken
Genitive der Glocke der Glocken
Dative der Glocke den Glocken
Akkusative die Glocke die Glocken

What is the meaning of Glocke in German?

Glocke has various definitions in German:

[1] Coal -like metal object opened downwards, which is brought to sound by beating with a clapper

[1] nach unten hin geöffneter kelchartiger Metallgegenstand, der durch Schlagen mit einem Klöppel zum Klingen gebracht wird

[2] a bell [1] similar

[2] einer Glocke[1] Ähnelndes

How to use Glocke in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Glocke with translations in English.

[1] Sonntags werden viele Glocken geläutet.

[1] Many bells will ring on Sundays

[1] "Die Glocke ist für das Gemeinwesen im profanen und religiösem Bereich Klanggerät und Klangsymbol. Das Glockengeläut … regelt den Ablauf des Arbeitstages …, es ist das Signal für die Abendruhe … und leitet den Sonn- und Festtag ein. …"

[1] "The bell is the bell for the community in the profane and religious area and sound symbol. Regulates the course of the working day ..., it is the signal for the evening rest ... and initiates Sunday and festival. ..."

[1] „Die letzten Glocken läuten.“

[1] "The last bells ring"

[2] Die Ingenieure versuchten, die Glocke in mehr als 1500 Meter Meerestiefe über das Leck zu stülpen.

[2] The engineers tried to put the bell at the leak in more than 1500 meters depth of the sea over the leak

[2] Der Smog liegt wie eine Glocke über Mexico City.

[2] The smog lies like a bell over Mexico City

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Pictures or photos of Glocke

[1] Glocke von 1694 in Poppenreuth (Fürth)
[1] Glocke von 1694 in Poppenreuth (Fürth)

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