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Is it der, die oder das Gorilla?


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

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

According to the rules of the ICBN and the ICZN, all biological taxa according to the Latin language rules to treat a declination of species or genre names are generally unusual. From the classification level of the family upwards, a declination of the lemmata is possible. Internationally valid prices do not exist. In German, biological taxa are usually treated like Latin foreign words.

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 Gorilla?

How does the declension of Gorilla 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 Gorilla die Gorillas
Genitive des Gorillas der Gorillas
Dative dem Gorilla den Gorillas
Akkusative den Gorilla die Gorillas

What is the meaning of Gorilla in German?

Gorilla has various definitions in German:

[1] Zoology: Representatives of the gap of the same name of the great apes from the order of the primates

[1] Zoologie: Vertreter der gleichnamigen Gattung der Menschenaffen aus der Ordnung der Primaten

[2] Zoology, only plural: the genus that belongs to all gorillas [1]

[2] Zoologie, nur Plural: die Gattung, der alle Gorillas[1] angehören

[3] colloquially, pejorative: man who is responsible for personal protection

[3] umgangssprachlich, abwertend: Mann, der für Personenschutz zuständig ist

How to use Gorilla in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gorilla with translations in English.

[1] Gorillas sind in freier Wildbahn vor allem durch den Verlust ihres Lebensraums bedroht.

[1] Gorillas are threatened in the wild, especially due to the loss of their habitat

[2] Gorillas sind enger mit dem Menschen verwandt als Orang-Utans.

[2] Gorillas are closer to humans than orangutan

[1, 2] Zur Gattung Gorilla gehören die Arten Gorilla gorilla und Gorilla beringei.

[1, 2] The Gorilla Gorilla and Gorilla Beringeiiot species belong to the genus Gorilla

[3] „Zwei Gorillas warfen sich auf ihn, und dem armen Mädchen ist nichts passiert.“

[3] "Two gorillas threw himself on him and nothing happened to the poor girl"

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Pictures or photos of Gorilla

[1] ein männlicher Gorilla
[1] ein männlicher Gorilla

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