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Is it der, die oder das Zweig?


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

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

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 Zweig?

How does the declension of Zweig 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 Zweig die Zweige
Genitive des Zweigs des Zweiges der Zweige
Dative dem Zweig dem Zweige den Zweigen
Akkusative den Zweig die Zweige

What is the meaning of Zweig in German?

Zweig has various definitions in German:

[1] Botany: Smallest extensions of trees and shrubs

[1] Botanik: kleinste Fortsätze von Bäumen und Sträuchern

[2] Transfer: Part of a larger complex

[2] übertragen: Teil eines größeren Komplexes

How to use Zweig in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Zweig with translations in English.

[1] Abgebrochene Zweige lagen am Boden.

[1] Broken branches lay on the ground

[1] „Zwischen flachen, nur an einer einzigen Stelle steil und quaiartig ansteigenden Ufern liegt er da, rundum von alten Buchen eingefaßt, deren Zweige, von ihrer eignen Schwere nach unten gezogen, den See mit ihrer Spitze berühren.“[4]

[1] "Between shallows, only steep and quai-like rising shores, it is located, surrounded by ancient book, whose branches, pulled down from their own heavy, touch the lake with their tip" [4]

[1] „Durch das Fenster des Arbeitszimmers sieht man auf die Zweige einer mächtigen prachtvollen Platane, die Canetti Trost und ein wenig Ruhe gibt in bald wieder raueren Zeiten.“[5]

[1] "Through the window of the study, you can see on the branches of a mighty magnificent plane bar, the Canetti consolation and a little rest will be giving back in soon to racing times" [5]

[2] In welchem Zweig sind Sie tätig?

[2] In which branch are you activities

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