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Is it der, die oder das Gebot?


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

The word Gebot 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 Gebot?

How does the declension of Gebot 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 Gebot die Gebote
Genitive des Gebots des Gebotes der Gebote
Dative dem Gebot dem Gebote den Geboten
Akkusative das Gebot die Gebote

What is the meaning of Gebot in German?

Gebot has various definitions in German:

[1] Ethics, law, religion: obligation or instruction

[1] Ethik, Recht, Religion: Verpflichtung oder Anweisung

[2] Requirement

[2] Erfordernis

[3] purchase offer for an auction

[3] Kaufangebot bei einer Auktion

How to use Gebot in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gebot with translations in English.

[1] Die Zehn Gebote des Juden- und Christentums sind verpflichtend.

[1] The Ten Commandments of Jewish and Christianity are mandatory

[1] „Fußball ist keine Religion, da seine Regeln nicht auf übermenschliche Gebote zurückgehen.“

[1] "Football is not a religion because its rules do not go back to superhuman commandments"

[1] „Für fromme Juden ist dieser Zwang im Fruchtbarkeitsgebot der Bibel begründet, für Perez aber wird die Einhaltung des Gebotes zum Stoff der Satire.“

[1] "For pious Jews, this compulsion is justified in the fertility requirement of the Bible, but for Perez the compliance with the bid to the fabric of the satire" "

[2] Es ist ein Gebot der Stunde, Mitgefühl zu zeigen.

[2] It is a requirement of the hour to show compassion

[3] Sie sollten jetzt ein höheres Gebot abgeben, wenn sie die Vase wirklich für die Sammlung erwerben wollen.

[3] You should now hand in a higher bid if you really want to purchase the vase for the collection

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