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Is it der, die oder das Familienkreis?


The correct article in German of Familienkreis is der. So it is der Familienkreis! (nominative case)

The word Familienkreis is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Familienkreis?

How does the declension of Familienkreis 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 der Familienkreis die Familienkreise
Genitive des Familienkreises der Familienkreise
Dative dem Familienkreis dem Familienkreise den Familienkreisen
Akkusative den Familienkreis die Familienkreise

What is the meaning of Familienkreis in German?

Familienkreis is defined as:

[1] group of people who belong to their own family

[1] Gruppe von Personen, die zur eigenen Familie gehören

How to use Familienkreis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Familienkreis with translations in English.

[1] „Zurück in Leipzig, feierte Meyer im trauten Familienkreis Kaiser Wilhelms Geburtstag.“

[1] "Back in Leipzig, Meyer celebrated Kaiser Wilhelm's birthday in the trusted family circle"

[1] „Lebendigeren Anteil nahm sie erst, als die Rede auf ihren eigenen Eintritt in den Rostowschen Familienkreis kam.“

[1] "She only took more lively when talking about her own entry into the Rostow family circle of Kamä"

[1] „Er liebte ein gutes Bett, einen Schoppen Wein und Frohsinn im Familienkreise.“

[1] "He loved a good bed, a Schoppen wine and cheerfulness in family circles"

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