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Is it der, die oder das Knie?


The correct article in German of Knie is das. So it is das Knie! (nominative case)

The word Knie is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Knie?

How does the declension of Knie 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 das Knie die Knie
Genitive des Knies der Knie
Dative dem Knie den Knien
Akkusative das Knie die Knie

What is the meaning of Knie in German?

Knie has various definitions in German:

[1] anterior part of the knee joint in humans and other mammals

[1] vorderer Teil des Kniegelenks beim Menschen und anderen Säugetieren

[2] transferred: on a pant leg or stocking, the place where the knee [1] is located

[2] übertragen: an einem Hosenbein oder Strumpf, die Stelle, an der sich das Knie[1] befindet

[3] figuratively: a piece that is bent (at right angles)

[3] bildlich: ein Stück, das (im rechten Winkel) gebogen ist

[4] figuratively: bend of a river

[4] bildlich: Biegung eines Flusses

[5] Technology: mechanical joint, the functionality of which is similar to that of a human knee [1]

[5] Technik: mechanisches Gelenk, dessen Funktionsweise der eines menschlichen Knies[1] ähnelt

How to use Knie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Knie with translations in English.

[1] Das Knie ist das Verbindungsgelenk zwischen Ober- und Unterschenkel bei Menschen und Wirbeltieren.

[1] The knee is the joint between the upper and lower leg in humans and vertebrates

[1] Knie sind verletzungsanfällig: Das Gelenk kann sich entzünden, die Kniescheibe rausspringen, und ein Kreuzbandriss führt zu einer langen Verletzungspause. Als Fußballer kann man da schon mal weiche Knie bekommen.[2]

[1] Knees are prone to injury: the joint can become inflamed, the kneecap can pop out, and a cruciate ligament rupture leads to a long injury break. As a footballer, you can get weak knees. [2]

[1] „Er lag auf der Gräting an Deck und preßte die Armen um die Knie.“[3]

[1] “He was lying on the grating on deck and hugged his arms around his knees” [3]

[1] „Thomas umschloss seine Knie mit den Händen, lehnte sich mit geschlossenen Augen weit zurück.“[4]

[1] "Thomas put his hands around his knees, leaned far back with his eyes closed." [4]

[1] „Die Knie hatte sie durchgedrückt; sie hob und senkte die Beine und trommelte mit den Fersen auf den Fußboden.“[5]

[1] "She had pushed through her knees; she lifted and lowered her legs and drummed her heels on the floor." [5]

[2] Das Knie zierte nun ein rotes Kunstlederherz.

[2] The knee was now adorned with a red artificial leather heart







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Pictures or photos of Knie

[1] Das Knie einer Frau
[1] Das Knie einer Frau

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