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Is it der, die oder das Geheimtipp?


The correct article in German of Geheimtipp is der. So it is der Geheimtipp! (nominative case)

The word Geheimtipp is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Geheimtipp?

How does the declension of Geheimtipp 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 der Geheimtipp die Geheimtipps
Genitive des Geheimtipps der Geheimtipps
Dative dem Geheimtipp den Geheimtipps
Akkusative den Geheimtipp die Geheimtipps

What is the meaning of Geheimtipp in German?

Geheimtipp has various definitions in German:

[1] useful note, which should only be forwarded to one or a special group of people

[1] nützlicher Hinweis, welcher nur an eine oder eine spezielle Gruppe von Personen weitergeleitet werden soll

[2] colloquially: particularly good place

[2] umgangssprachlich: besonders guter Ort

How to use Geheimtipp in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geheimtipp with translations in English.

[1] Der Geheimtipp half mir die Wette zu gewinnen.

[1] The insider tip helped me win the bet

[1] „Einen kleinen Geheimtipp will ich noch geben.“

[1] "I still want to give a little insider tip"

[2] Das Skigebiet Münstertal-Wieden gilt als echter Geheimtipp – ein Vorteil für die Skifahrer, ein Problem für die Liftbetreiber.

[2] The Münstertal-Wieden ski area is considered a real insider tip-an advantage for skiers, a problem for the lift operator

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