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Is it der, die oder das Gehstock?


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

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

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 Gehstock?

How does the declension of Gehstock 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 Gehstock die Gehstöcke
Genitive des Gehstockes des Gehstocks der Gehstöcke
Dative dem Gehstock dem Gehstocke den Gehstöcken
Akkusative den Gehstock die Gehstöcke

What is the meaning of Gehstock in German?

Gehstock is defined as:

[1] floor that you use while walking

[1] Stock, den man beim Gehen benutzt

How to use Gehstock in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gehstock with translations in English.

[1] „1836 nämlich kam der Stockmacher Wilhelm Ludwig aus dem niedersächsischen Eddigehausen nach Lindewerra, begutachtete die an den Hängen wachsenden Eichenschösslinge, machte sich sesshaft und begann mit der Herstellung von Gehstöcken.“

[1] "In 1836 the Stockmacher Wilhelm Ludwig came to Lindewerra from the Lower Saxony of Eddigehausen, examined the oak shooting growing on the slopes, set up and began to manufacture and began with the production of Geulesk."

[1] „Ein Gehstock half ihm, das Gleichgewicht zu halten, es wurde ihm nur noch bei allzu abrupten Bewegungen schlecht.“

[1] "A walking stick helped him keep his balance, he was only badly with too abrupt movements"

[1] „Einer der Kobolde zeigte mit seinem Gehstock in die Luft.“

[1] "One of the goblins pointed to the air with his walking stick"

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