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Is it der, die oder das Größe?


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

The word Größe 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 Größe?

How does the declension of Größe 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 Größe die Größen
Genitive der Größe der Größen
Dative der Größe den Größen
Akkusative die Größe die Größen

What is the meaning of Größe in German?

Größe has various definitions in German:

[1] spatial expansion

[1] räumliche Ausdehnung

[2] transferred: person with (social) importance

[2] übertragen: Person mit (gesellschaftlicher) Bedeutung

[3] scientific: everything that can be related to one another through measurement or estimation

[3] naturwissenschaftlich: alles, was sich durch Messung oder Schätzung miteinander in Beziehung setzen lässt

[4] short for: clothing size

[4] kurz für: Konfektionsgröße

[5] Strength of moral sense

[5] Stärke der Moralempfindung

[6] Economy: key figure

[6] Wirtschaft: Kennzahl

How to use Größe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Größe with translations in English.

[1] Das Paket hat eine Größe von 20 cm × 30 cm × 40 cm.

[1] The package has a size of 20 cm × 30 cm × 40 cm.

[2] Mozart war eine Größe unter den Komponisten.

[2] Mozart was one of the great composers .

[3] Der elektrische Strom ist eine Größe, man misst ihn in Ampere.

[3] Electric current is a quantity; it is measured in amperes

[4] „Das Kleid passt Ihnen nicht. Sie könnten es eine Größe kleiner probieren.“

[4] "The dress doesn't fit you. You could try it a size smaller."

[4] Wir haben auch große Größen ab XXL.

[4] We also have large sizes from XXL.

[5] Er hatte die Größe, die Wahrheit zu sagen.

[5] He was big enough to tell the truth.

[5] Er zeigte Größe und übernahm die Rechnung für den ganzen Tisch.

[5] He showed greatness and did the bill for the whole table.



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