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Is it der, die oder das Gans?


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

The word Gans 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 Gans?

How does the declension of Gans 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 Gans die Gänse
Genitive der Gans der Gänse
Dative der Gans den Gänsen
Akkusative die Gans die Gänse

What is the meaning of Gans in German?

Gans has various definitions in German:

[1] Colloquially: a whole series of not directly related genera of the goose birds (neck length between duck and swan, legs not quite as short as in ducks)

[1] umgangssprachlich: eine ganze Reihe von nicht unmittelbar verwandten Gattungen der Gänsevögel (Halslänge zwischen Ente und Schwan, Beine nicht ganz so kurz wie bei den Enten)

[2] Zoology: subfamily of duck birds

[2] Zoologie: Unterfamilie der Entenvögel

[a] especially the domestic goose (Anser anser f. domestica)

[a] speziell die Hausgans (Anser anser f. domestica)

How to use Gans in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gans with translations in English.

[1] In China gilt die Gans als Symbol ehelicher Treue.

[1] In China the goose is a symbol of marital fidelity.

[1] „Die Kinder waren verschwunden, und selbst die Gänse hatten das Weite gesucht.“[2]

[1] “The children had disappeared, and even the geese had run away” [2]

[2] Zoologisch gehören auch die Schwäne zu den Gänsen.

[2] From a zoological point of view, swans also belong to the geese

[2a] „Ich sah ziemlich viele Gänse umherlaufen, und mir gefiel der Gedanke, eine zum Essen zu braten.“[3]

[2a] "I saw quite a few geese running around, and I liked the idea of ​​roasting one for dinner." [3]

[3] Die kleine Gruppe bestand aus vier Gänsen und einem Ganter.

[3] The small group consisted of four geese and one ganter.

[4] „Soll die dumme Gans bei uns in der Stube sitzen?“ sprachen sie - (Brüder Grimm: Aschenputtel)

[4] "Should the stupid goose sit in our room ?" they said - (Brothers Grimm: Cinderella)

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[1] drei Hausgänse
[1] drei Hausgänse

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