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Is it der, die oder das Familiengeschichte?


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

The word Familiengeschichte 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 Familiengeschichte?

How does the declension of Familiengeschichte 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 Familiengeschichte die Familiengeschichten
Genitive der Familiengeschichte der Familiengeschichten
Dative der Familiengeschichte den Familiengeschichten
Akkusative die Familiengeschichte die Familiengeschichten

What is the meaning of Familiengeschichte in German?

Familiengeschichte has various definitions in German:

[1] course of the development of a family

[1] Verlauf der Entwicklung einer Familie

[2] narrative about events in the family

[2] Erzählung über Ereignisse in der Familie

How to use Familiengeschichte in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Familiengeschichte with translations in English.

[1] „Meine Herkunft, meine Familiengeschichte sind keine Tabuthemen.“

[1] "My origin, my family history is not a tabuth."

[1] „In diesem Seminar ging es darum, die eigene Familiengeschichte vor dem Hintergrund der deutschen Geschichte genauer zu betrachten.“

[1] "This seminar was about taking a closer look at your own family history against the background of German history"

[1] „Ihre Familiengeschichte und auch ihr eigenes Leben waren verwoben mit den Schicksalen Jerusalems.“

[1] "Your family history and her own life were interwoven with the fates of Jerusalemsä"

[1] „Der italienische Autor Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa kannte diesen Stoff aufgrund seiner Familiengeschichte aus erster Hand.“

[1] "The Italian author Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa knew this substance from the first manual because of his family history"

[2] Die schönsten Familiengeschichten berichten über ihre Kindheit.

[2] The most beautiful family stories report on their childhood

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