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Is it der, die oder das Gräuel?


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

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

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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 Gräuel?

How does the declension of Gräuel 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 Gräuel die Gräuel
Genitive des Gräuels der Gräuel
Dative dem Gräuel den Gräueln
Akkusative den Gräuel die Gräuel

What is the meaning of Gräuel in German?

Gräuel has various definitions in German:

[1] mostly plural: a frighteningly cruel action, often an action by abnormal or illegal cruelty through an armed force towards civilians or prisoners

[1] meist Plural: eine erschreckend grausame Handlung, öfters eine Handlung von abnormaler oder illegaler Grausamkeit durch eine bewaffnete Streitmacht gegenüber Zivilisten oder Gefangenen

[2] Mostly plural: something that causes horror or horror

[2] meist Plural: etwas, das Grauen oder Schrecken verursacht

How to use Gräuel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gräuel with translations in English.

[1] Die Gräuel des Krieges bedrohen die Menschen.

[1] The atrocities of the war threaten the people

[1] „Nach einem kurzen historischen Augenblick der Wahrheit zieht sich schon bald auch der Schleier wieder zu, der die Gräuel des Freistaats vor den Belgiern verbirgt.“

[1] "After a brief historical moment of truth, the veil will soon move up again, which hides the atrocities of the Free State in front of the Belgians"

[2] Es ist mir ein Gräuel.

[2] It is a horror for me

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