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Is it der, die oder das Geheiß?


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

The word Geheiß 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 Geheiß?

How does the declension of Geheiß 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 Geheiß
Genitive des Geheißes
Dative dem Geheiß
Akkusative das Geheiß

What is the meaning of Geheiß in German?

Geheiß is defined as:

[1] mostly in the turn "at the behest of someone": bid (mostly by a higher or power), arrangement

[1] meist in der Wendung „auf Geheiß von jemandem“: Gebot (meist von einer übergeordneten oder mit Macht ausgestatteten Person), Anordnung

How to use Geheiß in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geheiß with translations in English.

[1] Auf Geheiß seines Vaters verließ Karl schon in jungen Jahren die Familie, um in der Fremde eine Lehrstelle anzutreten.

At the behest of his father, Karl left the family at a young age to start an apprenticeship abroad

[1] „Oder wirkt ein Gift, das ihm ein bestochener Mundschenk auf Geheiß von Basileios möglicherweise eingeflößt hat?“

[1] "Or does a poison work that a bribed mouth mundsch may be instilled in the behest of Basileios"

[1] „Auf Goldlotos Geheiß wärmte Schlehenblüte den Wein an.“

[1] "On gold -solo cooking, sloping flower warmed the wine" "

[1] „Und wenn ihn das Geheiß seines Vaters, wie er meinte, oder richtiger zu sprechen, sein Traum zu dem weiten Zuge veranlaßt hatte, so scheint es ebenso gewiß, daß er diesem allmählich einen zweiten Endzweck dann unterschob, als er am Bayou mit der vermeintlichen Verlegenheit seiner Feinde näher bekannt wurde.“

[1] “And if his father's awareness, as he thought, or more correctly speaking, had caused his dream to widen, it also seems as certain that he gradually subordinates a second final purpose when he was on the Bayou with the supposed embarrassment of his enemies,

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