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Is it der, die oder das Geständnis?


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

The word Geständnis 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 Geständnis?

How does the declension of Geständnis 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 Geständnis die Geständnisse
Genitive des Geständnisses der Geständnisse
Dative dem Geständnis dem Geständnisse den Geständnissen
Akkusative das Geständnis die Geständnisse

What is the meaning of Geständnis in German?

Geständnis is defined as:

[1] Confession of a fact, admitting, admitting a guilt

[1] Bekenntnis eines Sachverhalts, das Einräumen, Zugeben einer Schuld

How to use Geständnis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geständnis with translations in English.

[1] Er hatte ein falsches Geständnis abgelegt, um seinem Sohn zu helfen.

[1] He had made a wrong confession to help his son

[1] Die Verdächtige legte ein umfassendes Geständnis ab.

[1] The suspect laid a comprehensive confession

[1] Ich muss dir ein Geständnis machen. Ich habe die ganze Schokolade aufgegessen.

[1] I have to make a confession to you I have eaten all the chocolate.

[1] „Kein Wunder also, dass es wieder und wieder zu falschen Geständnissen kommt.“

[1] "No wonder that it will come back to false confessions again and again"

[1] „Um einer möglichen Verurteilung wegen Mordes zu entgehen, führte Reiser […] das Gericht zu der Leiche seines Opfers und legte ein Geständnis ab.“

[1] "In order to avoid a possible conviction for murder, Reiser [...] led the court to the body of his victim and put a confession"

[1] „Im Verkehr mit Menschen muß man mit vertraulichen Geständnissen sparsam sein.“

[1] "In traffic with people you have to be economical with confidential confidential confessions"

[1] „Er war bewegt, am bewegtesten durch das rückhaltlose Geständnis ihrer Neigung.“

[1] "He was moved, the most moving through the sore confession of her tendency"

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