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Is it der, die oder das Gewerkschaft?


The correct article in German of Gewerkschaft is die. So it is die Gewerkschaft! (nominative case)

The word Gewerkschaft is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Gewerkschaft?

How does the declension of Gewerkschaft 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 die Gewerkschaft die Gewerkschaften
Genitive der Gewerkschaft der Gewerkschaften
Dative der Gewerkschaft den Gewerkschaften
Akkusative die Gewerkschaft die Gewerkschaften

What is the meaning of Gewerkschaft in German?

Gewerkschaft has various definitions in German:

[1] Organization, Association of Employees to enforce their own interests

[1] Organisation, Verein der Arbeitnehmer zum Durchsetzen eigener Interessen

[2] Mining company form

[2] bergbauliche Unternehmensform

How to use Gewerkschaft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gewerkschaft with translations in English.

[1] Die Gewerkschaften riefen einen Streik aus.

[1] The unions called a strike

[1] „Das war die Auffassung einer Oppositionsgruppe unter dem Gewerkschafter Josef Zinner, der eine England-Gruppe von Vertrauensmännern der Gewerkschaften ins Leben gerufen hatte.“

[1] "That was the view of an opposition group under the trade unionist Josef Zinner, who had launched an England group of trusted men of the unions"

[2] Die ersten Gewerkschaften im Bergbau wurden im thüringischen Ilmenau gegründet.

The first unions in mining were founded in Ilmenau in Thuringia

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