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Is it der, die oder das Geburtstagskind?


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

The word Geburtstagskind 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 Geburtstagskind?

How does the declension of Geburtstagskind 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 Geburtstagskind die Geburtstagskinder
Genitive des Geburtstagskindes des Geburtstagskinds der Geburtstagskinder
Dative dem Geburtstagskind dem Geburtstagskinde den Geburtstagskindern
Akkusative das Geburtstagskind die Geburtstagskinder

What is the meaning of Geburtstagskind in German?

Geburtstagskind is defined as:

[1] joking: person who has a birthday right now

[1] scherzhaft: Person, die gerade Geburtstag hat

How to use Geburtstagskind in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geburtstagskind with translations in English.

[1] Geburtstagskinder vom ersten Dezember werden eine folgenreiche Bekanntschaft machen.

[1] Birthday children from December 1st will become a serious acquaintance

[1] „Da Thomas vom Flügel aus das Geburtstagskind im Blick hatte, sah er, wie Meixners Gesicht sich während des Liedes leicht verfärbte, wobei Swetlana ihn ansah und sich deutlich an ihn lehnte.“

[1] "Since Thomas had an eye on the birthday child from the wing, he saw how Meixner's face turned slightly during the song, with Swetlana looking at him and clearly leaning against him"

[1] „Sie beschlossen den Abend in einem Frührestaurant, wo die beiden schwulen Freunde Jürgen und Peter abhanden kamen, statt dessen stellte sich ein Herr als Geburtstagskind vor.“

[1] "They decided in an early restaurant where the two gay friends Jürgen and Peter were lost, instead a gentleman faced a birthday child"

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