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Is it der, die oder das Girlande?


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

The word Girlande 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 Girlande?

How does the declension of Girlande 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 Girlande die Girlanden
Genitive der Girlande der Girlanden
Dative der Girlande den Girlanden
Akkusative die Girlande die Girlanden

What is the meaning of Girlande in German?

Girlande is defined as:

[1] from leaves, flowers, paper or fabric bands braided, decorative band

[1] aus Laub, Blumen, Papier oder Stoffbändern geflochtenes, dekoratives Band

How to use Girlande in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Girlande with translations in English.

[1] Der Weihnachtsbaum wird oft mit Girlanden geschmückt.

[1] The Christmas tree is often decorated with garlands

[1] Für das Straßenfest schmückten wir die Häuser und die Straßenlaternen mit Girlanden.

[1] For the street festival we decorated the houses and the street lamps with Girlandene

[1] „In der Stube stand ein Vertiko und darauf eine Jesus-Figur aus Gips mit einer Girlande aus Papierrosen und einem Heiligenschein aus Katzengold.“

[1] "In the room there was a vertics and a Jesus figure from plaster with a garland made of paper roses and a halo from cat gold"

[1] „Die Girlanden vor dem Haus sollen zusätzlich mit bunten Bändern in den Familienfarben geschmückt werden.“

[1] "The garlands in front of the house should also be decorated with colorful ribbons in the family colors"

[1] „Im großen Festsaal, am Vormittag von der Hausdame und ihren Mädchen mit einer Fülle von Blumengestecken und Girlanden dekoriert, wurden die Dessert-Teller abgeräumt.“

[1] "In the large ballroom, decorated in the morning by the house lady and her girls with a wealth of flower arrangements and garlands, the desserts were cleared away"

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Pictures or photos of Girlande

[1] Kleid mit Blumengirlanden (M. Bacciarelli)
[1] Kleid mit Blumengirlanden (M. Bacciarelli)

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