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Is it der, die oder das Geldwesen?


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

The word Geldwesen 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 Geldwesen?

How does the declension of Geldwesen 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 Geldwesen
Genitive des Geldwesens
Dative dem Geldwesen
Akkusative das Geldwesen

What is the meaning of Geldwesen in German?

Geldwesen is defined as:

[1] entirety of all organizational measures and institutions that serve to introduce or maintain a generally recognized exchange and payment, i.e. money

[1] Gesamtheit aller organisatorischen Maßnahmen und Einrichtungen, die der Einführung oder Aufrechterhaltung eines allgemein gesetzlich anerkannten Tausch- und Zahlungsmittels, also von Geld dienen

How to use Geldwesen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geldwesen with translations in English.

[1] „Tausende von Unternehmen vertrauen bei ihren Investitionen auf ein stabiles Geldwesen.“

[1] "Thousands of companies trust in their investments in a stable monetary system"

[1] „Das Leben ist kein Wunschkonzert und wenn die Basis – ein ehrliches und funktionierendes Geldwesen – zusammenbricht, dann gibt es kein Halten mehr und es wird Jahre dauern, bis nach der Krise wieder Normalität einkehrt.“

[1] "Life is not a desired concert and if the basis - an honest and functioning monetary system - collapses, then there is no stopping and it will take years before normality returns after the crisis"

[1] „Handel und Geldwesen hatten sich hier schon im Duecento enorm entwickelt, ab 1252 prägte man die Goldmünze Florentin – auch ‚Dollar des Mittelalters‘ (Kurt Flasch) genannt.“

[1] "Trading and money had already developed enormously in the Duecento, from 1252 the gold coin was shaped - also called 'dollar of the Middle Ages' (Kurt Flasch)"

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