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Is it der, die oder das Glühbirne?


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

The word Glühbirne 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 Glühbirne?

How does the declension of Glühbirne 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 Glühbirne die Glühbirnen
Genitive der Glühbirne der Glühbirnen
Dative der Glühbirne den Glühbirnen
Akkusative die Glühbirne die Glühbirnen

What is the meaning of Glühbirne in German?

Glühbirne is defined as:

[1] Pear -shaped incandescent lamp (a flowering, airless or with a special gas filled with a glowwood)

[1] birnenförmige Glühlampe (ein eine Glühwendel enthaltender, luftleerer oder mit speziellem Gas gefüllter Glaskörper)

How to use Glühbirne in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Glühbirne with translations in English.

[1] Ich muss diese Glühbirne auswechseln, denn sie ist kaputt.

[1] I have to replace this light bulb because it is broken

[1] „In jede Bucht führte ein elektrisches Kabel, an dessen Ende eine nackte Glühbirne baumelte.“

[1] "An electrical cable led to each bay, at the end of which a naked light bulb hasty" "

[1] „Deswegen blieb die Heimat des wahren Erfinders der Glühbirne lange Zeit im Dunkeln.“

[1] “That is why the home of the true inventor of the light bulb remained in the dark for a long time”

[1] „Das grelle Leuchten der Glühbirne erforschte erbarmungslos die eingesunkenen Schächte ihrer Wangen und warf huschende Schatten darüber.“

[1] "The glaring lights of the light bulb mercilessly researched the sunken shafts of their cheeks and threw showering shadows over it"

[1] „Oben von der Decke hing eine Glühbirne über dem Ladentisch.“

[1] "At the top of the ceiling there was a light bulb over the counter"

How do you pronounce Glühbirne?

Glühbirne (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Glühbirne

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[1] Glühbirne

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