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Is it der, die oder das Meter?



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

The word Meter is neuter or masculine, therefore the correct article is das or der.

For measuring devices, people and measured objects, see -meter.

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.

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 Meter?

How does the declension of Meter 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 1 Singular 2 Plural
Nominative der Meter das Meter die Meter
Genitive des Meters des Meters der Meter
Dative dem Meter dem Meter den Metern
Akkusative den Meter das Meter die Meter

What is the meaning of Meter in German?

Meter is defined as:

[1] SI base unit for the length; a distance that light travels in a vacuum in 1 / 299.792.458 seconds

[1] SI-Basiseinheit für die Länge; eine Strecke, die das Licht im Vakuum in 1/299.792.458 Sekunden zurücklegt

How to use Meter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Meter with translations in English.

[1] Das Zimmer ist 2,5 Meter hoch.

[1] The room is 2.5 meters high.

[1] „Auch wenn die Schätzungen zu Hebungen in Afrika sehr weit auseinandergehen, gibt es doch Hinweise darauf, dass zum Beispiel das Gebirgsgebiet Namibias, welches aktuell bis über 2000 Meter hoch aufragt, in den letzten 10 Millionen Jahren um etwa 1000 Meter angehoben wurde.“[2]

[1] “Even if the estimates of uplift in Africa differ widely, there are indications that the mountainous area of ​​Namibia, for example, which currently towers over 2000 meters, has been raised by around 1000 meters in the last 10 million years

[1] „Das Meter ist die Länge der Strecke, die Licht im Vakuum während der Dauer 1/299 792 458 Sekunden zurücklegt; …“[3]

[1] "The meter is the length of the distance that light travels in a vacuum for 1/299 792 458 seconds ;…" [3]

[1] „Höchster Weinstock des Simmentals in über 1000 Meter Höhe.“[4]

[1] "Highest vine in the Simmental at an altitude of over 1000 meters." [4]

How do you pronounce Meter?

Meter (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Meter

[1] Kopie Nummer 27 des Urmeters aus Platin-Iridium, die 1889 angefertigt wurde
[1] Kopie Nummer 27 des Urmeters aus Platin-Iridium, die 1889 angefertigt wurde
[1] Historisches Standardmeter 18. Jahrhundert
[1] Historisches Standardmeter 18. Jahrhundert

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