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Is it der, die oder das Geschenk?


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

The word Geschenk 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 Geschenk?

How does the declension of Geschenk 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 Geschenk die Geschenke
Genitive des Geschenkes des Geschenks der Geschenke
Dative dem Geschenk dem Geschenke den Geschenken
Akkusative das Geschenk die Geschenke

What is the meaning of Geschenk in German?

Geschenk has various definitions in German:

[1] Transfer of ownership of one thing without expectation of consideration

[1] Übertragung des Eigentums an einer Sache ohne Erwartung einer Gegenleistung

[2] The thing provided in the form of a gift [1] (often lovingly packed)

[2] die in Form eines Geschenkes[1] überlassene Sache (oft liebevoll verpackt)

How to use Geschenk in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geschenk with translations in English.

[1] Das Auto war ein Geschenk meiner Eltern.

[1] The car was a gift of my parents

[1] „Simen Tjing schickte Yüä-an mit den Geschenken hin und nahm dann mit Tschen Djing-dji das Essen ein.“[3]

[1] "Semi Tjing sent Yüä-on with the gifts and then took the food with Czets Djing-Dji" [3]

[2] Er überreichte mir ein Geschenk mit einer roten Schleife.

[2] He handed me a gift with a red bow

[2] „Das schönste Geschenk aber hatten Hanna und Paul für mich.“[4]

[2] "The most beautiful gift but Hanna and Paul had for Mich." [4]

[2] „Die Belowa bewunderte die Geschenke und war von ihrem Kleiderstoff ganz hingerissen.“[5]

[2] "The Belowa admired the gifts and was quenched by her clothing material." [5]

How do you pronounce Geschenk?

Geschenk (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Geschenk

[1] ein verpacktes Geschenk
[1] ein verpacktes Geschenk

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