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Is it der, die oder das Geheimnis?


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

The word Geheimnis 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 Geheimnis?

How does the declension of Geheimnis 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 Geheimnis die Geheimnisse
Genitive des Geheimnisses der Geheimnisse
Dative dem Geheimnis dem Geheimnisse den Geheimnissen
Akkusative das Geheimnis die Geheimnisse

What is the meaning of Geheimnis in German?

Geheimnis is defined as:

[1] Hidden action or information

[1] verborgene Handlung oder Information

How to use Geheimnis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geheimnis with translations in English.

[1] Diese kleine Episode bleibt auf ewig unser Geheimnis.

[1] This little episode remains our secret forever

[1] Das Verhältnis zwischen Karl und Lisa ist doch ein offenes Geheimnis.

[1] The relationship between Karl and Lisa is an open secret

[1] „Es gab keinen Platz für Geheimnisse und Intimität.“

[1] "There was no space for secrets and intimacy"

[1] „Ich war stolz, dass ich von dem großen Geheimnis der Erwachsenen erfahren hatte.“

[1] "I was proud that I had learned about the great secret of the adults"

[1] „Trotzdem musste sie die Geheimnisse mit jemandem teilen.“

[1] "Nevertheless, she had to share the secrets with someone"

[1] „Das Geheimnis von Masaryks Erfolg war seine Orientierung nach dem Westen.“

[1] "The secret of Masary's success was his orientation after the Westerne"

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