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Is it der, die oder das Gewand?


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

The word Gewand 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 Gewand?

How does the declension of Gewand 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 Gewand die Gewänder
Genitive des Gewandes des Gewands der Gewänder
Dative dem Gewand dem Gewande den Gewändern
Akkusative das Gewand die Gewänder

What is the meaning of Gewand in German?

Gewand has various definitions in German:

[1] Southern German, Austrian, Swiss: tailored materials (mostly fabric, leather or plastics) that serve a body as protection

[1] süddeutsch, österreichisch, schweizerisch: geschneiderte Materialien (meist Stoff, Leder oder Kunststoffe), die einem Körper als Schutz dienen

[2] Lifted, remaining speech: clothing that is particularly splendid or serves a special occasion

[2] gehoben, übriges Sprachgebiet: Kleidung, die besonders prächtig ist oder einem besonderen Anlass dient

How to use Gewand in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gewand with translations in English.

[1] Nachdem Hans aufgewacht war, zog er sich sein Gewand an.

[1] After Hans woke up, he pulled his robe on

[1] „Er raffte sein Gewand zusammen und setzte sich in die abgewetzte Schulbank.“

[1] "He put his robe together and sat down in the worn school bank"

[1] „Ich befürchtete, dass der Diener mich nicht hereinlassen würde, wenn ich im Gewand eines einfachen Seemanns anklopfte, also öffnete ich die Eingangstür ohne Umschweife und ging direkt durch zum Salon, bevor man mich aufhalten konnte.“

[1] "I feared that the servant would not let me in if I knocked in the robe of a simple sailor, so I opened the front door without wiring and went straight through to the salon before you could be stopped"

[1] „Sie warf ihnen die Gewänder über den Kopf.“

[1] "She threw the robes over the head"

[2] Sheikha Lubna ist wie die Studentinnen von Kopf bis Fuß in das traditionelle schwarze Gewand der Golfaraberinnen gehüllt. Das scheint aber auch ihre einzige Konzession an die Tradition zu sein.

[2] Sheikha Lubna is like the students from head to toe into the traditional black robe of the Golfarabs wrapped, but that also seems to be their only concession to the tradition.

[2] „Auch der Vater des jungen Tishu-Lama trug ein gelb atlassenes Gewand, das mit goldenen Drachen, dem chinesischen Wappen, reich durchwirkt war.“

[2] "The father of the young TISIL-LAMA also wore a yellow breath that was richly struggled with with golden dragons, the Chinese coat of arms"

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