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Is it der, die oder das Sekunde?


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

The word Sekunde 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 Sekunde?

How does the declension of Sekunde 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 Sekunde die Sekunden
Genitive der Sekunde der Sekunden
Dative der Sekunde den Sekunden
Akkusative die Sekunde die Sekunden

What is the meaning of Sekunde in German?

Sekunde has various definitions in German:

[1] General: Sixty part of a minute of the time of the time

[1] allgemein: sechzigster Teil einer Minute; Grundeinheit der Zeit

[1a] colloquially: very short period of time

[1a] umgangssprachlich: sehr kurze Zeitspanne

[1b] Si-base unit: The 900192.631.770 times a vibration duration of the Caesium-133 [1]

[1b] SI-Basiseinheit: das 9.192.631.770-fache einer Schwingungsdauer des Caesium-133[1]

[2] Music: Second clay diet The interval between two neighboring sound levels

[2] Musik: zweite Tonstufe; das Intervall zwischen zwei benachbarten Tonstufen

[3] Geometry: angle dimension: The 60th part of a (bow) minute = the 3600th part of a degree (see arche

[3] Geometrie: Winkelmaß: Der 60. Teil einer (Bogen-)Minute = der 3600. Teil eines Grads (siehe Bogensekunde)

How to use Sekunde in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Sekunde with translations in English.

[1] Eine Minute hat 60 Sekunden.

[1] A minute has 60 seconds

[1] Es ging um Sekunden.

[1] It was about seconded

[1a] Sekunde, ich komme gleich!

[1a] second, I come the same

[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 route, the light in the vacuum duration 1/299 792 458 seconds back ..." [3]

[1] „Etwa 20 Minuten kürzer als das Sternjahr, umfaßt dieser Zeitraum (tropisches oder Sonnenjahr) 365 Tage, 5 Stunden, 48 Minuten und 45,975 Sekunden.“[4]

[1] "About 20 minutes shorter than the star year, this period (tropical or sun year) comprises 365 days, 5 hours, 48 ​​minutes and 45.975 seconds" [4]

[2] Vom Ton e zum Ton f - das ist eine kleine Sekunde. (= ein Halbton)

[2] From sound e to sound f - this is a small second (= a half tone)

[3] 3600 Sekunden sind ein Grad.

[3] 3600 seconds are a gradient

How do you pronounce Sekunde?

Sekunde (Österreich)

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