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Is it der, die oder das Gästehaus?


The correct article in German of Gästehaus is das. So it is das Gästehaus! (nominative case)

The word Gästehaus is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Gästehaus?

How does the declension of Gästehaus 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 das Gästehaus die Gästehäuser
Genitive des Gästehauses der Gästehäuser
Dative dem Gästehaus dem Gästehause den Gästehäusern
Akkusative das Gästehaus die Gästehäuser

What is the meaning of Gästehaus in German?

Gästehaus is defined as:

[1] House where guests can be accommodated

[1] Haus, in dem Gäste untergebracht werden können

How to use Gästehaus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gästehaus with translations in English.

[1] „Gäste wurden allenfalls vorübergehend und auch nur aus triftigem Grund im Gästehaus untergebracht.“

[1] "At most, guests were temporarily and only for a valid reason in the guest house"

[1] „Ich wohnte im Gästehaus des Bürgermeisters, den ich selbst nie zu Gesicht bekam.“

[1] "I lived in the mayor's guest house, which I never saw myself"

[1] „Dieses oberhalb des Ortes gelegene Gästehaus war früher einmal eine Jugendherberge.“

[1] "This guest house, located above the village, was once a youth hostel"

[1] „Nach einigen Zigarettenlängen kam die Schwester wieder herein und bat ihn, ihr ins Gästehaus zu folgen.“

[1] "After a few cigarette lengths, the sister came in and asked him to follow her to the guest house"

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