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Sister in German πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ


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sister die Schwester
How to say “sister” in German? “Die Schwester”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “die Schwester” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on sister in German like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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**Tips to remember the German word “die Schwester”:**

1. Think of the English word “sister” and imagine a girl wearing a traditional German dress (Dirndl) to create a mental image.
2. Note that “Schwester” starts with “Sch,” a common beginning for many German words. This could remind you of “school,” a place where you learn about family or “siblings.”
3. Use a mnemonic to remember the word: “SHE is the bEST sisteR” – the capitalized letters spell “Schwester.”

**Explanations:**

– “Die” is the feminine definite article in the nominative case, used here because “Schwester” is a feminine noun.
– “Schwester” is a compound of the two older German words “swester” and “swuster,” which mean “sister.”

**Other words that mean the same thing:**

– There’s a less common synonym “die Sippschaft,” which refers to kinship or family members, including sisters.
– “Die Geschwister” is the plural form, meaning “siblings.”

**Alternate meanings and slang:**

– In a hospital or medical context, “die Schwester” can also refer to a nurse. This usage is somewhat analogous to the English “sister” as a way to address female nurses, particularly in the past.
– There’s a diminutive form “die Schwesterlein” or “die Schwesterchen” which conveys a sense of endearment towards a younger sister.

**Examples of sentences that use “die Schwester”:**

1. Meine Schwester und ich gehen heute ins Kino. (My sister and I are going to the cinema today.)
2. Die Schwester wird gleich kommen und dir die Medikamente geben. (The nurse will come soon and give you the medication.)
3. Hast du Geschwister? – Ja, ich habe eine Schwester und zwei BrΓΌder. (Do you have siblings? – Yes, I have a sister and two brothers.)
4. Meine kleine Schwester ist erst fΓΌnf Jahre alt. (My little sister is only five years old.)
5. Sie betrachtet ihre beste Freundin wie eine Schwester. (She considers her best friend like a sister.)

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