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Is it der, die oder das Afghane?


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

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

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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 Afghane?

How does the declension of Afghane 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 Afghane die Afghanen
Genitive des Afghanen der Afghanen
Dative dem Afghanen den Afghanen
Akkusative den Afghanen die Afghanen

What is the meaning of Afghane in German?

Afghane has various definitions in German:

[1] Citizens, residents of Afghanistan

[1] Staatsbürger, Bewohner von Afghanistan

[2] A dog breed

[2] eine Hunderasse

How to use Afghane in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Afghane with translations in English.

[1] Der Afghane wurde 1910 geboren und verstarb 1999.

[1] The Afghan was born in 1910 and died in 1999e

[1] „Kurz nach dem Tod von drei deutschen Soldaten im Norden Afghanistans haben Bundeswehrsoldaten aus Versehen mehrere afghanische Soldaten erschossen. Nach Angaben der Bundeswehr starben dabei gestern Abend fünf Afghanen, ein Provinzgouverneur sprach sogar von sechs Toten.“

[1] "Shortly after the death of three German soldiers in northern Afghanistan, Bundeswehr soldiers accidentally shot several Afghan soldiers, according to the Bundeswehr, five Afghans died last night, a provincial governor even spoke of six deaths."

[2] Wir mussten mit unserem Afghanen letzte Woche zum Tierarzt.

[2] We had to go to the vet with our Afghan last week

[1] „Der Raubüberfall und die Ermordung von acht ausländischen Helfern und zwei Afghanen erfüllte die Allianz mit großer Betroffenheit und tiefer Trauer.“

[1] "The robbery and the murder of eight foreign helpers and two Afghans fulfilled the alliance with great concern and deep mourning"

How do you pronounce Afghane?

Afghane (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Afghane

[1] Afghanen
[1] Afghanen
[2] ein Afghane
[2] ein Afghane

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