map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Gesamtkunstwerk?


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

The word Gesamtkunstwerk 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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.





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 Gesamtkunstwerk?

How does the declension of Gesamtkunstwerk 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 Gesamtkunstwerk die Gesamtkunstwerke
Genitive des Gesamtkunstwerkes des Gesamtkunstwerks der Gesamtkunstwerke
Dative dem Gesamtkunstwerk den Gesamtkunstwerken
Akkusative das Gesamtkunstwerk die Gesamtkunstwerke

What is the meaning of Gesamtkunstwerk in German?

Gesamtkunstwerk is defined as:

[1] A work of art in which different arts are united into a work

[1] ein Kunstwerk, in dem verschiedene Künste zu einem Werk vereint sind

How to use Gesamtkunstwerk in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gesamtkunstwerk with translations in English.

[1] Die höchste Form der Kunst ist das Gesamtkunstwerk, in dem die Grenzen zwischen Kunst und Nichtkunst aufgehoben sind.

[1] The highest form of art is the total work of art, in which the boundaries between art and non -art are lifted

[1] „Also fange ich gar nicht erst an, sondern ermahne mich, Robert als Gesamtkunstwerk zu begreifen.“

[1] so I don't even start, but warn I am aware of Robert as a total work of art "

How do you pronounce Gesamtkunstwerk?


The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.