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Is it der, die oder das Glückwunsch?


The correct article in German of Glückwunsch is der. So it is der Glückwunsch! (nominative case)

The word Glückwunsch is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Glückwunsch?

How does the declension of Glückwunsch 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 der Glückwunsch die Glückwünsche
Genitive des Glückwunsches des Glückwunschs der Glückwünsche
Dative dem Glückwunsch dem Glückwunsche den Glückwünschen
Akkusative den Glückwunsch die Glückwünsche

What is the meaning of Glückwunsch in German?

Glückwunsch is defined as:

[1] Congratulations on a special event, for example a birthday, wedding or birth

[1] Gratulation zu einem besonderen Ereignis, zum Beispiel Geburtstag, Hochzeit oder Geburt

How to use Glückwunsch in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Glückwunsch with translations in English.

[1] Die besten Glückwünsche zur Vermählung!

[1] Best wishes on the marriage!

[1] Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Das hast du ja wunderbar hinbekommen, jetzt ist der zweite Griff auch noch abgebrochen!

[1] Congratulations! You did that wonderfully, now the second grip has broken off too!

[1] Darf ich Ihnen meine Glückwünsche zur bestandenen Prüfung aussprechen?

[1] May I congratulate you on passing your exam

[1] Herzlichen Glückwunsch nachträglich zum Geburtstag!

[1] Congratulations retrospectively on your birthday!

[1] Herzlichen Glückwunsch zur Geburt eurer Tochter!

[1] Congratulations on the birth of your daughter!

[1] Er stand auf der Treppe und nahm die Glückwünsche der Belegschaft entgegen.

[1] He stood on the stairs and accepted the congratulations from the staff .

[1] Vielen Dank für die Glückwünsche zu meinem Geburtstag.

[1] Thank you for the congratulations on my birthday.

[1] „Ein Papier war dabei mit einem kurzen Glückwunsch vom Oberst.“[1]

[1] "A paper was included with a brief congratulation from the Colonel" [1]

[1] „Inmitten der Gratulationen und Umarmungen kommt Charles etwas verlegen herein, und das löst eine weitere Welle von Glückwünschen aus.“[2]

[1] "In the midst of the congratulations and hugs, Charles comes in a little embarrassed, and that triggers another wave of congratulations." [2]

[1] „Die Glückwünsche wurden nochmals erwidert und die zurückgehenden Behältnisse mit viel handgearbeitetem Schuhwerk gefüllt.“[3]

[1] "The congratulations were returned again and the returned containers were filled with lots of handcrafted footwear." [3]

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