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Is it der, die oder das Familienmitglied?


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

The word Familienmitglied is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Familienmitglied?

How does the declension of Familienmitglied 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 Familienmitglied die Familienmitglieder
Genitive des Familienmitgliedes des Familienmitglieds der Familienmitglieder
Dative dem Familienmitglied dem Familienmitgliede den Familienmitgliedern
Akkusative das Familienmitglied die Familienmitglieder

What is the meaning of Familienmitglied in German?

Familienmitglied is defined as:

[1] person who belongs to a certain family

[1] Person, die zu einer bestimmten Familie gehört

How to use Familienmitglied in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Familienmitglied with translations in English.

[1] „Wie befreiend ist es, in die türkische Großfamilie einzutauchen und ohne Zweifel und Widerrede das anzunehmen, was einem die älteren Familienmitglieder sagen.“

[1] "How liberating is it to immerse yourself in the Turkish extended family and without a doubt and reject what the older family members say"

[1] „Zahlreiche Familienmitglieder kenne ich bis heute nicht.“

[1] "I don't know numerous family members until today"

[1] „Und sie sprechen darüber, welche Kreise die Verstrickung eigener Familienmitglieder in die Taten der Nationalsozialisten noch bei den kommenden Generationen zog.“

[1] "And you talk about the circles of the involvement of your own family members into the actions of the National Socialists in the coming generations"

[1] „Ein Prinzip der familiären Abhängigkeit, zu dem die Wirtsleute notgedrungen gezwungen waren, denn ihre Wirtshäuser konnten nur überleben, weil sich sämtliche Familienmitglieder widerspruchslos unterordneten.“

[1] "A principle of family dependency, for which the hosts were forced to do, because their taverns could only survive because all family members were underordinary without contradiction"

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