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Is it der, die oder das Gefieder?


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

The word Gefieder 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 Gefieder?

How does the declension of Gefieder 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 Gefieder die Gefieder
Genitive des Gefieders der Gefieder
Dative dem Gefieder den Gefiedern
Akkusative das Gefieder die Gefieder

What is the meaning of Gefieder in German?

Gefieder is defined as:

[1] entirety of the feathers that cover the skin of a bird

[1] Gesamtheit der Federn, welche die Haut eines Vogels bedecken

How to use Gefieder in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gefieder with translations in English.

[1] Der Pfauenhahn trägt ein besonders prächtiges Gefieder.

[1] The peacock tap wears a particularly magnificent plumage

[1] „Ein paar Hühner mit verdrecktem Gefieder stolzierten vorbei.“

[1] "A few chickens with dirty plumage strut over by"

[1] „Das Gefieder der Unterseite des Waldkauzes war rauchgelb, mit dunklen Streifen darin; sie hätte es gern berührt, aber sie wagte es nicht, dieser Vogel war kein Tier, das sich streicheln ließ, außer nach langer Gewöhnung.“

[1] "The plumage of the underside of the forest owl was smoke yellow, with dark stripes in it she would have liked to touch it, but it did not dare, this bird was not an animal that could be stroked, except after a long getting used to"

[1] „Es war ein älteres Exemplar, das hatte Walter am Gefieder erkannt.“

[1] "It was an older specimen that Walter had recognized on the plumage"

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