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Is it der, die oder das Grille?


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

The word Grille 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 Grille?

How does the declension of Grille 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 Grille die Grillen
Genitive der Grille der Grillen
Dative der Grille den Grillen
Akkusative die Grille die Grillen

What is the meaning of Grille in German?

Grille has various definitions in German:

[1] Entomology: Loud insect (family Gryllidae) through the circular loud insect)

[1] Entomologie: durch zirpende Laute auffallendes Insekt (Familie Gryllidae)

[2] Outdated meaning: by the speaker as unreasonable, "stupid" idea of ​​idea in the plural: strange, cloudy thoughts

[2] veraltete Bedeutung: vom Sprecher als unvernünftig, „dumm“ angesehene Idee; im Plural: sonderbare, trübe Gedanken

How to use Grille in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grille with translations in English.

[1] „Die Grille ist eine Kakerlake mit der Seele einer Nachtigall.“

[1] "The grill is a cockroach with the soul of a nighting alleep

[1] Hörst du die Grillen?

[1] If you hear the crickets

[1] „Die Frösche und Grillen rings um die Ufer des Teichs hatten zu rufen begonnen.“

[1] "The frogs and grilling around the banks of the pond had started to call"

[2] Das ist mal wieder eine seiner Grillen.

[2] This is once again one of his grilling

[2] „Die sonderbare Grille schien ihn weniger zu überraschen, als ich im geheimen befürchtet hatte; er ging vielmehr sorgfältig darauf ein und brachte dabei gewiß nicht minder wunderliche Dinge vor.“

[2] "The strange grill seemed to surprise him less than I feared in secret.

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Pictures or photos of Grille

[1] eine Grille (Feldgrille)
[1] eine Grille (Feldgrille)

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