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Is it der, die oder das Edelweiß?


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

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

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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 Edelweiß?

How does the declension of Edelweiß 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 Edelweiß die Edelweiße
Genitive des Edelweißes der Edelweiße
Dative dem Edelweiß dem Edelweiße den Edelweißen
Akkusative das Edelweiß die Edelweiße

What is the meaning of Edelweiß in German?

Edelweiß is defined as:

[1] Botany: herbaceous plant with star-shaped, woolen-felt, narrow lanceolate, about five centimeters long white shiny blades

[1] Botanik: krautige Pflanze mit sternenförmig angeordneten, wollig-filzig, schmal lanzettlichen, etwa fünf Zentimeter langen weiß glänzenden Hüllblättern

How to use Edelweiß in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Edelweiß with translations in English.

[1] Das Edelweiß kommt vorwiegend auf steinigen Wiesen und Kalksteinfelsen vor, ist ungleichmäßig verteilt und bevorzugt felsige Kalksteinumgebung auf Höhenlagen zwischen 1.800 und 3.000 Metern.

[1] The Edelweiß mainly occurs on stony meadows and limestone rocks, is unevenly distributed and prefers rocky limestone environment at high altitudes between 1,800 and 3,000 meters.

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Pictures or photos of Edelweiß

[1] Ein Blütenstand des Edelweißes
[1] Ein Blütenstand des Edelweißes

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