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Is it der, die oder das Graupel?


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

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

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 Graupel?

How does the declension of Graupel 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 Graupel die Graupeln
Genitive der Graupel der Graupeln
Dative der Graupel den Graupeln
Akkusative die Graupel die Graupeln

What is the meaning of Graupel in German?

Graupel is defined as:

[1] mostly plural: form of precipitation in which snow crystals are clumped together into small spheres by frozen water droplets

[1] meist Plural: Form von Niederschlag, bei dem Schneekristalle durch angefrorene Wassertröpfchen zu kleinen Kügelchen verklumpt werden

How to use Graupel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Graupel with translations in English.

[1] „Graupel und Hagelschlag stürzten aus grauen Wolkenbergen. Zuerst dachte er: Wie kann man in diesem schrecklichen Land fotografieren?“[2]

[1] "Sleet and hail rushed out of gray mountains of clouds . At first he thought: How can you take photos in this terrible country ?" [2]

[1] „Er brachte Eis und gefrierende Graupel und machte die Straßen spiegelglatt.“[3]

[1] “He brought ice and freezing sleet and made the streets as smooth as a mirror” [3]

[1] „Es war ein klarer, kalter Tag, der Boden mit Graupeln bedeckt, die gefroren waren, sodass es schien, als seien all die kahlen Bäume, die Büsche, die Reisighaufen, das Gras und die nackte Erde mit einer Eisschicht überzogen.“[4]

[1] “It was a clear, cold day, the ground covered with sleet that was frozen so that it seemed as if all the bare trees, the bushes, the brushwood, the grass and the bare earth were covered with a layer of ice .

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Pictures or photos of Graupel

[1] Graupeln auf einer Straße
[1] Graupeln auf einer Straße

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