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Is it der, die oder das Familienzuwachs?


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

The word Familienzuwachs 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 Familienzuwachs?

How does the declension of Familienzuwachs 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 Familienzuwachs die Familienzuwächse
Genitive des Familienzuwachses der Familienzuwächse
Dative dem Familienzuwachs dem Familienzuwachse den Familienzuwächsen
Akkusative den Familienzuwachs die Familienzuwächse

What is the meaning of Familienzuwachs in German?

Familienzuwachs is defined as:

[1] Expansion/increase in the family, especially through birth or adoption

[1] Erweiterung/Zunahme der Familie, vor allem durch Geburt oder Adoption

How to use Familienzuwachs in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Familienzuwachs with translations in English.

[1] „An einer Haltestelle wartet eine Dame, die sichtlich Familienzuwachs entgegensieht.“

[1] "A lady is waiting at a stop who visibly looks towards family growth"

[1] „Unser Kapitän schenkte noch ferner Rum und Whisky aus, nahm dafür Hirsch-, Elen- und Biberbälge ein, und, einen frischen Familienzuwachs ausgenommen, ereignete sich nichts, das besondern Aufzeichnens wert gewesen wäre.“

[1] "Our captain also gave out around and whiskey, took deer, elen and beaver.

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