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Is it der, die oder das Gewürz?


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

The word Gewürz 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 Gewürz?

How does the declension of Gewürz 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 Gewürz die Gewürze
Genitive des Gewürzes der Gewürze
Dative dem Gewürz dem Gewürze den Gewürzen
Akkusative das Gewürz die Gewürze

What is the meaning of Gewürz in German?

Gewürz is defined as:

[1] Food: parts of the plant (especially from herbs) that are ground or entirely a meal to improve their taste

[1] Nahrungsmittel: Pflanzenteile (besonders von Kräutern), die gemahlen oder ganz einer Speise beigemengt werden, um ihren Geschmack zu verbessern

How to use Gewürz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gewürz with translations in English.

[1] Mit den passenden Gewürzen wird dieser Auflauf sehr gut schmecken.

[1] With the right spices, this casserole will taste very good

[1] „Wir hatten neben anderen Waren vor allem zweiundvierzig Ballen indische Stoffe der verschiedensten Art, wie Seiden, Musseline und feine Chintze, bei uns, dazu fünfzehn Ballen sehr kostbare chinesische Seiden und siebzig Bündel oder Ballen Gewürze, insbesondere Nelken und Muskatnüsse.“

[1] "In addition to other goods, we had primarily forty -two bales of various types, such as silk, musseline and fine chintze, with us, plus fifteen bale very precious Chinese silk and seventy bundle or bales of spices, especially cloves and nutmeg"

[1] „Auf dem weitläufigen, farbenfreudigen Markt gab es alles: von Gemüse und Gewürzen, die auf dem Boden aufgehäuft waren, bis zu Handys und Imitationen von Designer-Sonnenbrillen.“

[1] "There was everything on the extensive, colorful market: from vegetables and spices that were piled up on the floor, to cell phones and imitations from designer sunglasses"

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Pictures or photos of Gewürz

[1] verschiedene Gewürze auf einem Markt in Istanbul
[1] verschiedene Gewürze auf einem Markt in Istanbul

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