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Is it der, die oder das Familienministerin?


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

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

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 Familienministerin?

How does the declension of Familienministerin 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 Familienministerin die Familienministerinnen
Genitive der Familienministerin der Familienministerinnen
Dative der Familienministerin den Familienministerinnen
Akkusative die Familienministerin die Familienministerinnen

What is the meaning of Familienministerin in German?

Familienministerin is defined as:

[1] Politics: Head of a Family Ministry

[1] Politik: Leiterin eines Familienministeriums

How to use Familienministerin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Familienministerin with translations in English.

[1] Die amtierende Familienministerin traf ihre Amtsvorgängerin bei einer Ausstellung.

[1] The incumbent family minister met her predecessor at an exhibition

[1] „Deutschland hat eine Bundeskanzlerin, einen fast weiblichen Außenminister und eine Familienministerin, die während ihrer Amtszeit zur Freude des Volkes schwanger wurde.“

[1] "Germany has a Chancellor, an almost female foreign minister and a family minister who became pregnant during her term to the delight of the people"

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