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Is it der, die oder das Gesichtszug?


The correct article in German of Gesichtszug is der. So it is der Gesichtszug! (nominative case)

The word Gesichtszug is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Gesichtszug?

How does the declension of Gesichtszug 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 der Gesichtszug die Gesichtszüge
Genitive des Gesichtszuges des Gesichtszugs der Gesichtszüge
Dative dem Gesichtszug dem Gesichtszuge den Gesichtszügen
Akkusative den Gesichtszug die Gesichtszüge

What is the meaning of Gesichtszug in German?

Gesichtszug is defined as:

[1] A certain aspect (train) of the shape of the face (singular relatively unused)

[1] ein bestimmter Aspekt (Zug) der Gestalt des Gesichts (Singular relativ ungebräuchlich)

How to use Gesichtszug in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gesichtszug with translations in English.

[1] „Ist die Lebenserwartung niedrig und die Verbreitung ansteckender Krankheiten vergleichsweise hoch, bevorzugen Frauen Männer mit maskulinen Gesichtszügen.“

[1] "Life expectancy is low and the spread of contagious diseases is comparatively high, women prefer men with masculine facial features"

[1] „In einigen Sitzungen wurde zunehmend das „Einfrieren“ geübt, sodass letztlich über Minuten hinweg, kein Körperteil, kein Gesichtszug sich bewegen durfte.“

[1] "In some sessions," freezing "was increasingly practiced, so that ultimately over minutes, no part of the body, no facial feature was allowed to move"

[1] „Der Mann mochte ein Fünfziger, vielleicht älter sein, denn die Haare waren stark ergraut, die Gesichtszüge noch stärker durchfurcht.“

[1] "The man might be a fifties, perhaps older, because the hair was very gray, the facial features reached through even more" "

[1] „Seine angenehmen Gesichtszüge hatten es Grete sogleich angetan.“

[1] "His pleasant facial features had to do it immediately"

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