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Is it der, die oder das Afrikaner?


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

The word Afrikaner 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 Afrikaner?

How does the declension of Afrikaner 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 Afrikaner die Afrikaner
Genitive des Afrikaners der Afrikaner
Dative dem Afrikaner den Afrikanern
Akkusative den Afrikaner die Afrikaner

What is the meaning of Afrikaner in German?

Afrikaner is defined as:

[1] Residents of the African continent

[1] Bewohner des afrikanischen Kontinents

How to use Afrikaner in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Afrikaner with translations in English.

[1] „Die Verlängerung des am Monatsende auslaufenden Vertrags trotz des Vorrunden-Aus der Afrikaner bei der WM in Südafrika gab der algerische Verband am Sonntag bekannt.“

[1] "The Algerian Association announced the extension of the contract expired at the end of the month despite the preliminary round of the Africans at the World Cup in South Africa"

[1] „Dass Obama von vielen Afrikanern wegen seines kenianischen Vaters als einer der Ihren gesehen wird, verleiht seiner Botschaft zusätzliche Glaubwürdigkeit.“

[1] "The fact that Obama is seen by many Africans because of his Kenyan father as one who is one of them gives his message additional credibility"

[1] „Da sie sich bewusst waren, dass die meisten Afrikaner sie – stillschweigend oder explizit – bezichtigten, der Menschenfresserei zu frönen, reagierten Europäer oft mit Gegenanklagen:…“

[1] "Since they were aware that most Africans accused them of - tacitly or explicitly - to indulge in human -eating, Europeans often reacted with counter can: ..."

[1] „Meyers Ziel ist es, die Afrikaner zu willigen Arbeitskräften zu erziehen.“

[1] "Meyer's goal is to educate the Africans to work"

How do you pronounce Afrikaner?

Afrikaner (Österreich)

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