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Is it der, die oder das Gießkanne?


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

The word Gießkanne 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 Gießkanne?

How does the declension of Gießkanne 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 Gießkanne die Gießkannen
Genitive der Gießkanne der Gießkannen
Dative der Gießkanne den Gießkannen
Akkusative die Gießkanne die Gießkannen

What is the meaning of Gießkanne in German?

Gießkanne is defined as:

[1] Water tank used to cast flowers

[1] Wasserbehälter, der zum Gießen von Blumen verwendet wird

How to use Gießkanne in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gießkanne with translations in English.

[1] Manche Blumen müssen jeden Tag mit der Gießkanne bewässert werden.

[1] Some flowers have to be irrigated every day with the watering can

[1] „Andere kommen mit Gießkannen, um ihr Bollwerk zu festigen.“[1]

[1] "Other come with watering cans to solidify your bulwus" [1]

[1] „Empört ließ eine Frau ihre Gießkanne fallen und schrie etwas von Totenruhe, Krähen flatterten krächzend von einem zerfledderten Kranz auseinander, ich hätte am liebsten mitgeschrien.“[2]

[1] "Outraged, a woman dropped her watering can and screamed something of death rest, crow fluttered croaked by a rushed wreath, I would like to have confessed with confusion" [2]

[1] „Sie ließ die Gießkanne fallen und rannte in die Küche.“[3]

[1] "She dropped the watering can and ran into the kitchen k" [3]

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Pictures or photos of Gießkanne

[1] grüne Gießkanne aus Plastik
[1] grüne Gießkanne aus Plastik

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