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Is it der, die oder das Gurke?


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

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

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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 Gurke?

How does the declension of Gurke 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 Gurke die Gurken
Genitive der Gurke der Gurken
Dative der Gurke den Gurken
Akkusative die Gurke die Gurken

What is the meaning of Gurke in German?

Gurke has various definitions in German:

[1] Botany: (mostly plural :) A plant genus in the family of pumpkin plants

[1] Botanik: (meist Plural:) eine Pflanzengattung in der Familie der Kürbisgewächse

[2] Botany: a kind within the genus of cucumbers

[2] Botanik: eine Art innerhalb der Gattung der Gurken

Botany: elongated fruit used as vegetables, which grows on the plant of the same name

[3] Botanik: längliche, als Gemüse verwendete Frucht, die an der gleichnamigen Pflanze wächst

[4] Transfer: One (actually or pictorial) long nose

[4] übertragen: eine (tatsächlich oder bildlich) lange Nase

[5] Transfer: An incompetent thing, person or group ("cucumber team")

[5] übertragen: eine unfähige Sache, Person oder Gruppe ("Gurkenmannschaft")

How to use Gurke in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gurke with translations in English.

[1] Die Zuckermelone zählt zur Gattung der Gurken.

[1] The sugar melon counts to the genus of the cucumbers

[2] „Vor den Häusern reihten sich gut gepflegte Beete mit Tomaten, Paprika, Gurken und Salat.“[3]

[2] "Before the houses, well maintained beds ranked with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and salad." [3]

[2] „Die Gurke ist eine einjährige Pflanze, die niederliegend und kletternd wächst, und dabei ein bis vier Meter lang werden kann.“[4]

[2] "The cucumber is a one-year plant that grows down and climbing, and may be one to four meters long at" [4]

[3] Heute gibt’s geschmorte Gurken.

[3] Today there's braised cucumber

[4] Der muss seine Gurke auch überall reinstecken.

[4] He has to pure his cucumber everywhere

[5] „dann haben wir so ein Billigauto gekauft. […] Und das war so eine alte Gurke“[5]

[5] "Then we bought such a cheap car at [...] and that was such an old cucumber" [5]

[5] „Das ist ´ne Gurke. Ist glaub’ ich so ein paneuropäischer Katastrophenfilm-Versuch mit vielen schwach synchronisierten Schauspielern aus anderen Nationen.“[6]

[5] "That's Burkek is believing so a pan-European catastrophic film attempt with many weakly synchronized actors from other nations." [6]

[5] „Der Hyundai i20 ist, so gesehen, eine Gurke. Allein schon wie sein Blinker klingt, wie Stäbchen aus dem Chinaimbiss, die hysterisch aneinanderschlagen: Klack! Klack! Klack!“[7]

[5] "The Hyundai i20 is, as seen, a cucumber alone sounds like his turn signal, like chopsticks from the Chinaimbiss, hysterical heeled: Klack! Klack! Klack! "[7]

[5] „So blöd sind weder »Gurken« noch »Wildsäue«, auch wenn Guido W. nicht ganz frei vom Verdacht des Todestriebs ist.“[8]

[5] "So stupid are neither" cucumbers "nor" wild build ", even if guido is not quite free from the suspicion of the death drive." [8]

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[3] eine grüne Salatgurke
[3] eine grüne Salatgurke

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