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Is it der, die oder das Familie?


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

The word Familie is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Familie?

How does the declension of Familie 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 Familie die Familien
Genitive der Familie der Familien
Dative der Familie den Familien
Akkusative die Familie die Familien

What is the meaning of Familie in German?

Familie is defined as:

[1] Sociology: The smallest cell of society, consisting of

[1] Soziologie: die kleinste Zelle der Gesellschaft, bestehend aus

[1a] Parents and children (core family)

[1a] Eltern und Kindern (Kernfamilie)

[1b] grandparents, their children and grandchildren

[1b] Großeltern, deren Kindern und Enkeln

[1c] partners with offspring

[1c] Partnern mit Nachwuchs

How to use Familie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Familie with translations in English.

[1] „Die Familie hatte für ihre wagemutigen Expeditionen wenig Verständnis, die elfjährige Tochter blieb in einem Internat zurück.“

[1] "The family had little understanding for their daring expeditions, the eleven -year -old daughter remained in a boarding school"

[1] Sonntags sitzt die ganze Familie bei Tisch und isst gemeinsam.

[1] The whole family sits at the table on Sundays and eats together

[1] „Alle glücklichen Familien sind einander ähnlich; aber jede unglückliche Familie ist auf ihre besondere Art unglücklich.“

[1] "All happy families are similar to each other, but every unhappy family is in their special way"

[1] „Beide Frauen stammen aus Großstädten, beide wuchsen in bürgerlichen Familien heran.“

[1] "Both women come from large cities, both grew in bourgeois families"

[1] Die meisten Menschen sind der Meinung, dass es für eine Ehe am wichtigsten ist, dass die beiden Partner sich liebhaben, und für eine Familie, dass die Eltern das Kind liebhaben.

[1] Most people believe that it is most important for a marriage that the two partners love themselves, and for a family that the parents love the child

[1] „Ich bin der Hacker im System, ich schleich mich in die NATO ein, ich könnte auch ein Russe sein. Papi, schenk mir einen Computer! Hilfe für die ganze Familie! Liebling, nimm die Rüstungsspirale! Tanz den Gummitwist!“

[1] “I am the hacker in the system, I sneak into NATO, I could also be a Russian dad, give me a computer area for the whole family! Darling, take the armor spiral! Dance the rubber wist! "

[2] Die Familie der Bären teilt sich in acht Arten auf.

[2] The family of the bear is divided into eight species

[2] „Beschreibung: Ausdauernde Kräuter aus der Familie der Doldengewächse (Apiaceae) mit spindelförmigen, unangenehm riechendem Wurzelstock.“

[2] "Description: persistent herbs from the family of the umbrella (apiaceae) with spindle -shaped, unpleasant smelling rootstock"

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[1] Familie aus Samoa
[1] Familie aus Samoa

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