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Is it der, die oder das Geselligkeit?


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

The word Geselligkeit 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 Geselligkeit?

How does the declension of Geselligkeit 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 Geselligkeit die Geselligkeiten
Genitive der Geselligkeit der Geselligkeiten
Dative der Geselligkeit den Geselligkeiten
Akkusative die Geselligkeit die Geselligkeiten

What is the meaning of Geselligkeit in German?

Geselligkeit has various definitions in German:

[1] Acceptant traffic with others

[1] umgänglicher Verkehr mit anderen

[2] With plural: loose, sociable get -together of people

[2] mit Plural: lockeres, geselliges Beisammensein von Personen

How to use Geselligkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geselligkeit with translations in English.

[1] „Bei Geselligkeit handelt es sich also um einen Teilbereich der direkten Kommunikation, der einerseits vom persönlich-freundschaftlichen Austausch, andererseits von fachbezogener Kommunikation abzugrenzen ist.“

[1] "This is a part of direct communication, which is to be differentiated from the personal-friendly exchange on the one hand, and on the other hand from subject-related communication"

[2] „Bei den sonntäglichen Geselligkeiten verwandelte sich das Haus in einen Salon: Man las einander vor, diskutierte, musizierte gemeinsam, lachte, aß und trank viel.“

[2] "In Sundays, the house turned into a salon: read each other, discussed, played, laughed, laughed, ate and drink"

[2] „Das Witzeerzählen setzt Geselligkeit voraus; ein Witz ist kein Monolog.“

[2] "The counting of jokes provides conviviality of a joke is not a monologue"

[2] „Ich habe dem genialen Schöpfer meines Sprachführers viel abzubitten, denn ich bin seither unbestrittener Mittelpunkt jeder Geselligkeit.“

[2] "I have had a lot to do to the brilliant creator of my language leader, because since then I have been undisputed center of every social security"

[2] „Manchmal besorgte er sich ein volles Haus, wenn der Drang nach Geselligkeit überhand nahm.“

[2] "Sometimes he got a full house when the urge for conviviality took over"

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