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Is it der, die oder das Großfamilie?


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

The word Großfamilie 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 Großfamilie?

How does the declension of Großfamilie 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 Großfamilie die Großfamilien
Genitive der Großfamilie der Großfamilien
Dative der Großfamilie den Großfamilien
Akkusative die Großfamilie die Großfamilien

What is the meaning of Großfamilie in German?

Großfamilie is defined as:

[1] Family in which more than two generations of people related to each other live together under one roof as a community

[1] Familie, in der mehr als zwei Generationen von miteinander verwandten Personen unter einem Dach als Gemeinschaft zusammenleben

How to use Großfamilie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Großfamilie with translations in English.

[1] In Großfamilien ist für die Kinderbetreuung meist durch eines der Familienmitglieder gesorgt.

[1] In large families, childcare is mostly provided by one of the family members

[1] Eine traditionelle Großfamilie besteht aus Verwandten und eingeheirateten Frauen.

[1] A traditional extended family consists of relatives and married women

[1] Das Netz der Großfamilie ist häufig die einzige soziale Absicherung dieser Kinder, doch die Pflegefamilien sind mit der Anzahl der zu versorgenden AIDS-Waisen zunehmend überfordert.

[1] The network of the extended family is often the only social security of these children, but the foster families are increasingly overwhelmed with the number of AIDS orphans to be supplied

[1] „Die Familienpolitik der letzten Jahre, die hauptsächlich die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie zum Ziel hat, geht an den Interessen der meisten Großfamilien völlig vorbei“, sagt der Bonner Familienforscher Stefan Fuchs.

[1] "The family policy of recent years, which mainly aims to reconcile work and family, is completely over by the interests of most large families," says Bonn family researcher Stefan Fuchs

[1] „Wie befreiend ist es, in die türkische Großfamilie einzutauchen und ohne Zweifel und Widerrede das anzunehmen, was einem die älteren Familienmitglieder sagen.“

[1] "How liberating is it to immerse yourself in the Turkish extended family and without a doubt and reject what the older family members say"

[1] „Bruno kommt aus einer Großfamilie mit sieben Geschwistern.“

[1] "Bruno comes from a large family with seven siblings"

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Pictures or photos of Großfamilie

[1] Großfamilie aus Südafrika
[1] Großfamilie aus Südafrika

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