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Is it der, die oder das Gerätschaft?


The correct article in German of Gerätschaft is die. So it is die Gerätschaft! (nominative case)

The word Gerätschaft is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Gerätschaft?

How does the declension of Gerätschaft 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 die Gerätschaft die Gerätschaften
Genitive der Gerätschaft der Gerätschaften
Dative der Gerätschaft den Gerätschaften
Akkusative die Gerätschaft die Gerätschaften

What is the meaning of Gerätschaft in German?

Gerätschaft has various definitions in German:

[1] single device, individual item of equipment

[1] einzelnes Gerät, einzelner Ausrüstungsgegenstand

[2] Total of devices/equipment

[2] Gesamtheit von Geräten/Ausrüstungsgegenständen

How to use Gerätschaft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gerätschaft with translations in English.

[1] „Es hingen allerhand Gerätschaften umher.“

[1] "There are all kinds of equipment around"

[1] „Eine Band war vorerst noch mit dem Aufbau ihrer Gerätschaften beschäftigt.“

[1] "For the time being, a band was still busy building their equipment"

[1] „Und ich durfte, nachdem klar war, dass ich als Lustknabe ausfiel, zuschauen, wie sie die Gerätschaften einsetzten.“

[1] "And after it was clear that I was a pleasure, I was able to watch how to use the equipment"



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