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Is it der, die oder das Sperre?


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

The word Sperre 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 Sperre?

How does the declension of Sperre 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 Sperre die Sperren
Genitive der Sperre der Sperren
Dative der Sperre den Sperren
Akkusative die Sperre die Sperren

What is the meaning of Sperre in German?

Sperre has various definitions in German:

[1] A building that limits free traffic

[1] ein Bauwerk, das den freien Verkehr einschränkt

[2] The prevention of an activity

[2] die Verhinderung einer Tätigkeit

[3] Technology: Construction to prevent movement or a process

[3] Technik: Konstruktion zur Verhinderung einer Bewegung oder eines Ablaufes

[4] Sport: ban on participation in sporting competitions

[4] Sport: Teilnahmeverbot an sportlichen Wettkämpfen

[5] IPO: Commercial ban on securities

[5] Börsensprache: Handelsverbot von Wertpapieren

How to use Sperre in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Sperre with translations in English.

[1] Der betrunkene Fahrer durchbrach die Sperre und fuhr in die Baugrube.

[1] The drunk driver broke through the lock and drove into the construction pit

[1] Bis hierher war ich ohne Fahrkarte gekommen, aber oben an der Sperre warteten die Kontrolleure.

[1] I had come without a ticket until here, but the controls were waiting at the top of the lock

[2] Plötzlich fiel mir nichts mehr ein, ich hatte eine Sperre.

[2] Suddenly I couldn't think of anything anymore, I had a sparrow

[3] Nach Öffnen der Sperre sollte mit der kleinen Kurbel ganz nach oben gedreht werden.

[3] After opening the lock, the small crank should be turned to the top

[4] Nachdem der Rad-Sportler Meier positiv auf das Doping-Mittel Epo getestet wurde, bekam er vom Radsportverband eine Sperre von 3 Monaten.

[4] After the cycling athlete Meier was positively tested for the doping agent EPO, he received a lock of 3 months from the cycling association

[5] Die Mitarbeiter-Aktienoptionen unterliegen einer Sperre von einem Jahr.

[5] The employee shares are subject to a lock of one decade

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Pictures or photos of Sperre

[1] Sperre an einer Straße bei El Paso, Texas
[1] Sperre an einer Straße bei El Paso, Texas

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