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Is it der, die oder das Geschwister?


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

The word Geschwister 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 Geschwister?

How does the declension of Geschwister 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 Geschwister die Geschwister
Genitive des Geschwisters der Geschwister
Dative dem Geschwister den Geschwistern
Akkusative das Geschwister die Geschwister

What is the meaning of Geschwister in German?

Geschwister has various definitions in German:

[1] only plural: the totality of brothers and sisters by blood of a generation, children of the same parents

[1] nur Plural: die Gesamtheit der blutsverwandten Brüder und Schwestern einer Generation, Kinder derselben Eltern

[2] technical, singular: one of the siblings [1]

[2] fachsprachlich, Singular: eines der Geschwister [1]

How to use Geschwister in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geschwister with translations in English.

[1] Meine Geschwister sind in alle Welt verstreut.

[1] My siblings are scattered all over the world.

[1] „Lenas ältere Geschwister verinnerlichten den auf Sicherheit und Solidität beruhenden familiären Lebensentwurf.“[2]

[1] "Lena's older siblings internalized the family life plan based on security and solidity." [2]

[1] „Auch den anderen Geschwistern gelang es nicht zusammenzubleiben.“[3]

[1] "Even the other siblings did not manage to stay together." [3]

[1] „Mit ihrer Haltung und ihrem Vertrauen in ihre Kinder haben meine Eltern meinen Geschwistern und mir ein Leben mit geradem Rücken geschenkt.“[4]

[1] "With their attitude and their trust in their children, my parents gave my siblings and me a straight-backed life ." [4]

[2] Familien mit einem behinderten Kind sind stark belastet, vor allem dann, wenn noch ein Geschwister ohne Behinderung da ist.

[2] Families with a disabled child are heavily burdened, especially if there is still a sibling without a disability.

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