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Is it der, die oder das Graben?


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

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

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 Graben?

How does the declension of Graben 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 Graben die Gräben
Genitive des Grabens der Gräben
Dative dem Graben den Gräben
Akkusative den Graben die Gräben

What is the meaning of Graben in German?

Graben has various definitions in German:

[1] General: elongated excavation excavation

[1] allgemein: länglicher Erdaushub

[2] equestrian sport, short for: water ditch, obstacle to horse racing

[2] Pferdesport, kurz für: Wassergraben, Hindernis beim Pferderennen

[3] Military, short for: Schützengraben, fortified position on the front

[3] militärisch, kurz für: Schützengraben, befestigte Stellung an der Front

[4] Translated: What separates two positions from each other

[4] übertragen: das, was zwei Positionen voneinander trennt

How to use Graben in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Graben with translations in English.

[1] Die Gräben werden ausgehoben, um unterirdische Leitungen zu verlegen.

[1] The trenches are excavated to move underground lines

[1] „Der Graben war hier flach.“

[1] "The ditch was flat here"

[2] Die Stute nahm den Graben ohne sichtliche Probleme.

[2] The mare took the ditch without any visible problems

[3] Vor der Stadt kann man noch die alten Gräben besichtigen.

[3] In front of the city you can still visit the old trenches

[4] Gibt es ihn noch, den oft besprochenen Graben zwischen Ost und West?

[4] Is it still there, the often discussed trench between east and western people

How do you pronounce Graben?

Graben (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Graben

[1] ein Graben
[1] ein Graben
[2] die Pferde setzen über den Graben
[2] die Pferde setzen über den Graben
[3] Soldaten im Graben
[3] Soldaten im Graben

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