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Is it der, die oder das Achtjährige?


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

The word Achtjährige 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 Achtjährige?

How does the declension of Achtjährige work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

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1 Singular Plural
Nominative Achtjährige Achtjährige
Genitive Achtjähriger Achtjähriger
Dative Achtjähriger Achtjährigen
Akkusative Achtjährige Achtjährige
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ die Achtjährige die Achtjährigen
Genitiv der Achtjährigen der Achtjährigen
Dativ der Achtjährigen den Achtjährigen
Akkusativ die Achtjährige die Achtjährigen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ eine Achtjährige keine Achtjährigen
Genitiv einer Achtjährigen keiner Achtjährigen
Dativ einer Achtjährigen keinen Achtjährigen
Akkusativ eine Achtjährige keine Achtjährigen

What is the meaning of Achtjährige in German?

Achtjährige is defined as:

[1] A girl of eight years

[1] ein Mädchen von acht Jahren

How to use Achtjährige in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Achtjährige with translations in English.

[1] „Die Schule schaltete das Jugendamt ein, und den Eltern wurde das Sorgerecht für die inzwischen Achtjährige und ihren dreijährigen Halbbruder entzogen.“

[1] "The school switched on the youth welfare office and the parents were custody of the now eight -year -old and her three -year -old half -brother" withdrawn "

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