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Is it der, die oder das Gras?


The correct article in German of Gras is das. So it is das Gras! (nominative case)

The word Gras is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Gras?

How does the declension of Gras 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 das Gras die Gräser
Genitive des Grases der Gräser
Dative dem Gras dem Grase den Gräsern
Akkusative das Gras die Gräser

What is the meaning of Gras in German?

Gras has various definitions in German:

[1] Botany: Order of monotonous plants with inconspicuous flowers and long, simple leaves

[1] Botanik: Ordnung von einkeimblättrigen Pflanzen mit unscheinbaren Blüten und langen, einfachen Blättern

[2] colloquially: variety of plants which can form consistent latches

[2] umgangssprachlich: Sorte von Pflanzen, welche durchgängige Rasendecken bilden können

[3] colloquially: genus of flowering plants with hand-shaped leaves and long, tough fibers (cannabis)

[3] umgangssprachlich: Gattung der Blütenpflanzen mit handförmigen Blättern und langen, zähen Fasern (Cannabis)

[4] Bavarian: playing card color in the German leaf

[4] Bairisch: Spielkartenfarbe im deutschen Blatt

How to use Gras in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gras with translations in English.

[1] Auf der Wiese wächst viel Gras.

[1] On the meadow grows a lot of grass

[1] „Die Ledersitze sind heiß, und als Dean den Motor anläßt, gleiten kleine Vögel aus den Gräsern dicht über der Oberfläche zur Seemitte hin davon.“[2]

[1] "The leather seats are hot, and when Dean does the engine, small birds from the grasses glide close above the surface to the sea center" [2]

[2] Das Gras wurde heute Morgen gemäht.

[2] The grass was mown this morning

[3] Er hat heute Gras geraucht.

[3] He has today grass smoked

[4] Jetzt spiele ich Gras.

[4] Now I play grass

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Pictures or photos of Gras

[1] auch Gras: Bambus
[1] auch Gras: Bambus
[2] gepflegtes Gras vor einem Haus
[2] gepflegtes Gras vor einem Haus
[3] trocknendes Gras
[3] trocknendes Gras

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