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Is it der, die oder das Dreigestirn?


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

The word Dreigestirn is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Dreigestirn?

How does the declension of Dreigestirn 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 das Dreigestirn die Dreigestirne
Genitive des Dreigestirns des Dreigestirnes der Dreigestirne
Dative dem Dreigestirn dem Dreigestirne den Dreigestirnen
Akkusative das Dreigestirn die Dreigestirne

What is the meaning of Dreigestirn in German?

Dreigestirn has various definitions in German:

[1] Group of three highlighted objects or persons

[1] Gruppe von drei hervorgehobenen Objekten oder Personen

[2] Carnival: Symbolic figures of the Rheinische Carnival: Prince, Bauer and Virgin

[2] Karneval: Symbolfiguren des rheinischen Karnevals: Prinz, Bauer und Jungfrau

How to use Dreigestirn in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dreigestirn with translations in English.

[1] „Viele kleine Leser kamen in der Grundschule Isenbüttel ganz groß raus. In einem spannenden Wettbewerb klärten sie, wer das Dreigestirn der Lesekönige bildet: Henriette Clemens (2a), Ida Wichmann (3a) und Maximilian Speh (4c).“

[1] "Many small readers came out very big in the Isenbüttel primary school in an exciting competition, they clarified who forms the triad of the reading kings: Henriette Clemens (2a), Ida Wichmann (3a) and Maximilian Speh (4c)."

[2] „In den Regen hinaus treten Würdenträger, Dreigestirn und, allen voran, Präsident Ritterbach.“

[2] "Dignitists, triumvirate and, above all, President Ritterbachä" step into the rain "

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