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Is it der, die oder das Terrasse?


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

The word Terrasse 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 Terrasse?

How does the declension of Terrasse 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 Terrasse die Terrassen
Genitive der Terrasse der Terrassen
Dative der Terrasse den Terrassen
Akkusative die Terrasse die Terrassen

What is the meaning of Terrasse in German?

Terrasse has various definitions in German:

[1] Larger, flat surface before, at or on a building

[1] größere, ebene Fläche vor, bei oder auf einem Gebäude

[2] Grading in the grounds, which was either artificially laid out or naturally arose

[2] Abstufung im Gelände, die entweder künstlich angelegt wurde oder auf natürliche Weise entstanden ist

How to use Terrasse in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Terrasse with translations in English.

[1] Sie saßen auf der Terrasse und genossen die Sonne.

[1] They sat on the terrace and enjoyed the sun

[1] „Sie erhielt ein Gästezimmer mit eigener Terrasse und einem breiten eisernen Bett.“[2]

[1] "She received a guest room with its own terrace and a wide iron bedback" [2]

[1] „Claire sah Nikolai im Mondlicht den Weg zur Terrasse entlangkommen, gefolgt von einem scharf umrissenen Schatten.“[3].

[1] "Claire saw Nikolai in the moonlight watching the way to the terrace, followed by a sharply outlined shadow" [3].

[1] „Die Terrasse reicht bis zum Seeufer.“[4]

[1] "The terrace reaches to the lake shore" [4]

[1] „Die Terrasse war menschenvoll; selbst am Spätnachmittag noch der typische Kaffee-Rummel, mit klirrenden Gläsern und Tassen.“[5]

[1] "The terrace was human beings even the late afternoon still the typical coffee hype, with clinking glasses and cups" [5]

[2] Die Mauern, die die Terrassen des Weinbergs stützten, mussten dringend erneuert werden.

[2] The walls that supported the terraces of the vineyard had to be urgently renewed

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