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Is it der, die oder das Gespräch?


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

The word Gespräch 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 Gespräch?

How does the declension of Gespräch 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 Gespräch die Gespräche
Genitive des Gespräches des Gesprächs der Gespräche
Dative dem Gespräch dem Gespräche den Gesprächen
Akkusative das Gespräch die Gespräche

What is the meaning of Gespräch in German?

Gespräch has various definitions in German:

[1] oral communication between two or more people

[1] mündliche Kommunikation zwischen zwei oder mehreren Menschen

[2] Linguistics: form of spoken language in which the right to speak changes (change of speaker)

[2] Linguistik: Form gesprochener Sprache, bei der das Rederecht wechselt (Sprecherwechsel)

How to use Gespräch in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gespräch with translations in English.

[1] Sie führten ein langes Gespräch.

[1] You had a long conversation.

[1] „Das Kleingruppengespräch ist die prototypische Form des Gesprächs.“[4]

[1] "The small group conversation is the prototypical form of the conversation." [4]

[1] „Das Gespräch hat stattgefunden, als Dincklage noch nicht in Erscheinung getreten war.“[5]

[1] "The conversation took place when Dincklage had not yet appeared ." [5]

[1] „Alle drei, so soll man es wohl deuten, sind hier am Rheinufer miteinander vereint, in einem Gespräch oder Schweigen.“[6]

[1] "All three, as one should probably interpret it, are united here on the banks of the Rhine, in a conversation or in silence." [6]

[1] „Es kam weder ein sinnvolles Gespräch noch eine belanglose Plauderei in Gang.“[7]

[1] "Neither a meaningful conversation nor an unimportant chat started ." [7]

[2] „Das Gespräch ist die Grundeinheit menschlicher Rede.“[8]

[2] “Conversation is the basic unit of human speech” [8]

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