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Is it der, die oder das Familienunternehmen?


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

The word Familienunternehmen 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 Familienunternehmen?

How does the declension of Familienunternehmen 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 Familienunternehmen die Familienunternehmen
Genitive des Familienunternehmens der Familienunternehmen
Dative dem Familienunternehmen den Familienunternehmen
Akkusative das Familienunternehmen die Familienunternehmen

What is the meaning of Familienunternehmen in German?

Familienunternehmen is defined as:

[1] Company that is run by a family

[1] Unternehmen, welches von einer Familie geführt wird

How to use Familienunternehmen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Familienunternehmen with translations in English.

[1] Die Schuhfabrik nebenan ist ein Familienunternehmen.

[1] The shoe factory next door is a family company

[1] „Die Größe seines Familienunternehmens erwähnt Iwan fast beiläufig, die bloßen Zahlen sind beeindruckend genug.“

[1] "The size of his family company mentions Iwan almost casually, the mere numbers are impressive enough"

[1] „Fast vier Jahrzehnte lange hat Angola wie ein korruptes Familienunternehmen funktioniert.“

[1] "Angola has worked for almost four decades like a corrupt family company"

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