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Is it der, die oder das Masse?


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

The word Masse 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 Masse?

How does the declension of Masse 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 Masse die Massen
Genitive der Masse der Massen
Dative der Masse den Massen
Akkusative die Masse die Massen

What is the meaning of Masse in German?

Masse has various definitions in German:

[1] Physics: The cause that the matter that the subject of inertia and severity (gravitation) is equal according to the relativity theory with strength (energy) equivalent (equivalent)

[1] Physik: die Ursache, dass der Materie Trägheit und Schwere (Gravitation) eigen sind; nach der Relativitätstheorie mit Kraft (Energie) gleichwertig (äquivalent)

[2] Many, a large amount

[2] viele, eine große Menge

[3] Electronics: potential for reference, also earth or reason (for short gnd)

[3] Elektronik: Referenzpotential, auch Erde oder Grund (kurz GND)

[4] unshaped liquid, soft or tough matter

[4] ungeformte flüssige, weiche oder zähe Materie

[5] in masses: in large quantities, massive

[5] in Massen: in großen Mengen, massenhaft

How to use Masse in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Masse with translations in English.

[1] Die Erde hat eine Masse von 5,9736·1024 kg.

[1] The earth has a mass of 5,9736 · 1024 kge

[1] „Die molare Masse von CO₂ beträgt 44 g mol-1.“

[1] "The molar mass of CO₂ is 44 g MOL-1E"

[2] An der Demonstration nahmen Massen von Menschen teil.

[2] Masses of people took part in the demonstration

[2] „In der Masse stand Otto Braun.“

[2] "Otto Braunä stood in the crowd"

[2] „Das richtet sich allerdings auch gegen die in Sofia beim Cousin Bernhard erfahrene Macht des Einzelnen gegenüber der Masse.“

[2] "However, this is also directed against the power of the individual in Sofia at Cousin Bernhard"

[2] „Er sah starr auf die im Fackelschein sich fortbewegenden Massen, rannte wieder zur Türe und horchte.“

[2] "He rigidly looked at the masses in the torchlight, ran back to the door and HorchteÄ"

[3] Wir messen eine Spannung von 3,3 Volt gegen Masse.

[3] We measure a voltage of 3.3 volts against mass

[4] Die Masse muss erst etwas abkühlen (oder sanft/schnell abgekühlt werden) damit sie weiterverarbeitet und danach befördert werden kann. (Glaserei/Gießerei/Walzwerk)

[4] The mass must first cool down a bit (or cool/quickly cooled) so that it can be processed and then promoted (glass shop/foundry/rolling mill)

[4] Die Masse muss erst trocknen, damit sie für die Anwendung bereit ist. (Färberei/Druck)

[4] The mass must first dry so that it is ready for the application (dyeing/printing)

[4] Die zähe Masse härtet dann aus. (Lebensmittel wie Teig- oder Zuckerwaren)

[4] The tough mass then hardens out (foods such as dough or sugar)

[5] Alkohol in Massen zu trinken ist ungesund.

[5] Drinking alcohol is unhealthy

How do you pronounce Masse?

Masse (Österreich)

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