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Is it der, die oder das After?


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

The word After 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 After?

How does the declension of After 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 After die After
Genitive des Afters der After
Dative dem After den Aftern
Akkusative den After die After

What is the meaning of After in German?

After is defined as:

[1] Exit opening of the intestine through which the feces leave the intestine

[1] Austrittsöffnung des Darms, durch welche der Kot den Darm verlässt

How to use After in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using After with translations in English.

[1] Wegen der Hygiene ist es erforderlich, sich den After sauber zu halten.

[1] It is necessary to keep the anus clean for reasons of hygiene

[1] „Mit Hilfe eines Blasebalges wurde dem Tier so viel Luft in den After gepumpt, bis er wie eine Boje auf den Wellen umherdümpelte.“[2]

[1] "With the help of a bellows, the animal was pumped so much air into the anus that it bobbed around like a buoy on the waves." [2]

[1] „Auf den im Katalog abgebildeten Stinkbomben-Schachteln ist ein Stinktier zu sehen, das einem Vagabunden in Angriffsstellung gegenübersteht, den Schweif hoch, das After in Front.“[3]

[1] "The stink bomb boxes shown in the catalog show a skunk facing a vagabond in an attacking position, with its tail up, its anus in front" [3]

[1] „Die »a tergo«-Position, das Benutzen des Afters als Scheide, war ähnlich wie der homosexuelle Analverkehr geächtet, auch er aus Gründen der unterbleibenden Fortpflanzung.“[4]

[1] "The" a tergo "position, the use of the anus as a vagina, was outlawed, similar to homosexual anal intercourse, and it was also outlawed for reasons of non-reproductive activity." [4]

[1] „Der vom Davit hängende Hai entleerte sich durch den After.“[5]

[1] "The shark hanging from the davit emptied itself through the anus." [5]

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