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Is it der, die oder das Enkelkind?


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

The word Enkelkind 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 Enkelkind?

How does the declension of Enkelkind 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 Enkelkind die Enkelkinder
Genitive des Enkelkindes des Enkelkinds der Enkelkinder
Dative dem Enkelkind dem Enkelkinde den Enkelkindern
Akkusative das Enkelkind die Enkelkinder

What is the meaning of Enkelkind in German?

Enkelkind is defined as:

[1] Male or female child of son or daughter

[1] männliches oder weibliches Kind von Sohn oder Tochter

How to use Enkelkind in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Enkelkind with translations in English.

[1] Die Enkelkinder freuten sich schon auf den Besuch der Großeltern.

[1] The grandchildren were already looking forward to visiting the Großelnät

[1] „Jetzt lebten sechs von seinen sieben Kindern, Enkelkindern und Urenkeln ebenfalls hier.“

[1] "Now six of his seven children, grandchildren and great -grandchildren also lived here"

[1] „Großmütter spazieren mit ihren Enkelkindern umher und schauen sich die Monumente an, oft nur, weil ich das gerade mache.“

[1] "Grand mothers walk around with their grandchildren and look at the monuments, often only because I am doing it right"

[1] „Schließlich wurde er kindisch und weinte, wenn keins seiner Enkelkinder bei ihm war.“

[1] "After all, he became childish and cried when none of his grandchildren were with him"

[1] „Sie faßten nach der Hand ihres geliebten Enkelkindes, das bei ihnen aufgewachsen war, und weinten.“

[1] "They grabbed the hand of their beloved grandchild who grew up with them, and crying" "

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