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Is it der, die oder das Geier?


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

The word Geier 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 Geier?

How does the declension of Geier 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 Geier die Geier
Genitive des Geiers der Geier
Dative dem Geier den Geiern
Akkusative den Geier die Geier

What is the meaning of Geier in German?

Geier has various definitions in German:

[1] Ornithology: A bird of prey from the subfamily of the old World vultures (Aegypiinae) and/or the Neuweltgeier family (Cathartidae)

[1] Ornithologie: ein Raubvogel aus der Unterfamilie der Altweltgeier (Aegypiinae) und/oder der Familie Neuweltgeier (Cathartidae)

[2] Schafkopf: game type, in which only upper count as a trump card

[2] Schafkopf: Spielart, bei der nur Ober als Trumpf zählen

[3] colloquially, pictorial, pejorative: ruthless, greedy person

[3] umgangssprachlich, bildlich, abwertend: rücksichtslose, raffgierige Person

How to use Geier in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geier with translations in English.

[1] Die Geier kreisen über dem Aas.

[1] The vultures circle over the Aasä

[1] „Über den Bäumen am jenseitigen Flussufer sah Macomber Geier kreisen und steil herabstoßen.“

[1] "Above the trees on the other side of the river, macomber saw vultures circles and steeply pushed down"

[1] „Schabrackenschakale schnüren den Weg, ein Straußenpaar stakst davon, Geier kreisen in der Luft.“

[1] "Schafracken jackals lace up the way, an ostrich couple stamps away, vultures circle in the air"

[1] „Jeden Tag konnte man am Straßenrand irgendwo eine Leiche liegen sehen, die still darauf wartete, dass jemand sie beanspruchte oder die Geier kamen.“

[1] "Every day you could see a corpse somewhere on the roadside, which quietly waited for someone to use it or the vultures Kamä" "

[1] „Zu seiner Zeit kreisten Geier und Marabus über die Leichen der Aufständischen.“

[1] "In his time, Geier and Marabus revolved over the bodies of the insurgent" "

[2] „Alle weiteren Spielarten (z. B. Dame/Geier) sind regionale Varianten.“

[2] "All other varieties (Zä B. Dame/Geier) are regional variants."

[2] „Beim Geier (bei der Dame) handelt es sich um das Ober-Solo, bei dem nur die vier Ober Trümpfe sind.“

[2] "The vulture (with the lady) is the upper solo, in which only the four upper trump cards"

[3] Nachdem klar war, dass er Konkurs anmelden musste, warteten schon die Geier auf ihn, um sich die Sahnstückchen aus seinem Immobilienbesitz zu sichern.

[3] After it was clear that he had to register bankruptcy, the vultures were already waiting for him to secure the cream pieces from his property ownership to

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Pictures or photos of Geier

[1] ein Geier der Art Sperbergeier
[1] ein Geier der Art Sperbergeier

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