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Is it der, die oder das Gesamtschule?


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

The word Gesamtschule 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 Gesamtschule?

How does the declension of Gesamtschule 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 Gesamtschule die Gesamtschulen
Genitive der Gesamtschule der Gesamtschulen
Dative der Gesamtschule den Gesamtschulen
Akkusative die Gesamtschule die Gesamtschulen

What is the meaning of Gesamtschule in German?

Gesamtschule is defined as:

[1] School including primary school up to at least class 10 people secondary school after primary school up to at least class 10, alternative system for the three -part school system, then high school, school leads to all school qualifications

[1] Schule inklusive Grundschule bis mindestens Klasse 10; weiterführende Schule nach der Grundschule bis mindestens Klasse 10, alternatives System zum dreigliedrigen Schulsystem, danach gymnasiale Oberstufe, Schule führt zu allen Schulabschlüssen

How to use Gesamtschule in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gesamtschule with translations in English.

[1] Unser Sohn geht auf eine Gesamtschule.

[1] Our son goes to a comprehensive school

[1] Sie unterrichtet in der Primarstufe der Gesamtschule und er in der Sekundarstufe 1.

[1] It teaches in the primary level of the comprehensive school and he in secondary level

[1] „Diese Rolle fällt eher den Gesamtschulen und Berufsschulen zu, wie noch zu zeigen sein w1rd.“

[1] "This role is more likely to be the comprehensive schools and vocational schools, as it can be seen"

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