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Is it der, die oder das Geschick?


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

The word Geschick is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Geschick?

How does the declension of Geschick 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 Geschick die Geschicke
Genitive des Geschicks des Geschickes der Geschicke
Dative dem Geschick dem Geschicke den Geschicken
Akkusative das Geschick die Geschicke

What is the meaning of Geschick in German?

Geschick has various definitions in German:

[1] Plural unused: ability

[1] Plural ungebräuchlich: Fähigkeit

[2] Fate

[2] Schicksal

How to use Geschick in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geschick with translations in English.

[1] In handwerklichen Dingen zeigt er großes Geschick.

[1] He shows great skills in craftsmanship

[2] „Dunkle Ahnungen eines gräßlichen mir drohenden Geschicks breiten sich wie schwarze Wolkenschatten über mich aus, undurchdringlich jedem freundlichen Sonnenstrahl. - Nun soll ich Dir sagen, was mir widerfuhr.“

[2] "Dark suspects of a horrible skill that threatened me spread out like black cloud shadows over me, impenetrably to every friendly sunbeam - now I should tell you what happened to me."

[2] „Doch mit des Geschickes Mächten ist kein ewiger Bund zu flechten.“

[2] "But with the skill powers there is no eternal covenant to braid"

[2] „Das System war schuld daran, aber er war doch wenigstens ein gebildeter Mann, der mich bisweilen ansah und mein Geschick zu beklagen schien.“

[2] "The system was to blame, but he was at least an educated man who sometimes looked at me and my skill seemed to complain"

[2] „Dann überließ ich mich der tief empfundenen Freude über das seltene Abenteuer, das mir das Geschick bescherte.“

[2] "Then I left myself the deeply felt joy of the rare adventure that the skill gave me"

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