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Is it der, die oder das Agent?


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

The word Agent 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 Agent?

How does the declension of Agent 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 Agent die Agenten
Genitive des Agenten der Agenten
Dative dem Agenten den Agenten
Akkusative den Agenten die Agenten

What is the meaning of Agent in German?

Agent has various definitions in German:

[1] Economy, outdated: person who provides mediation services for their customers, especially for artists, writers, athletes, athletes: General mediator, commercial representative • This meaning must be revised - comment: Should you best divide into two Meanings like in Duden and DWDS

[1] Wirtschaft, veraltend: Person, die Vermittlungsdienstleistungen für ihre Kunden erbringt, insbesondere für Künstler, Schriftsteller, Sportler; veraltend: allgemein Vermittler, Handelsvertreter • Diese Bedeutungsangabe muss überarbeitet werden. — Kommentar: sollte man am besten aufteilen in zwei Bedeutungen wie im Duden und DWDS

[2] person who works in the state order or on behalf of an organization in secret

[2] Person, die im Staatsauftrag oder im Auftrag einer Organisation im Geheimen tätig ist

Several meanings are still missing - comment: Meaning 3 from Duden and DWDS is missing

Mehrere Bedeutungen fehlen noch. — Kommentar: es fehlt die Bedeutung 3 aus dem Duden und DWDS

How to use Agent in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Agent with translations in English.

[1] „Der Fremde, der sich seiner Tochter angenommen hatte, war, wie man im Dorf bald erfuhr, ein Verwandter der Marquise, der Gesellschafterin der Lady, und der Agent einer großen Turiner Seidenmanufaktur, namens Maldigri.“

[1] "The stranger who had taken on his daughter was, as was soon learned in the village, a relative of the Marquise, the partner of the Lady, and the agent of a large Turin Silk Manufaktur, named Maldigrient"

[1] „Ein Sänger singt bei einem Agenten eine Arie vor.“

[1] "A singer sings an aria in an agent"

[1] „Daraufhin wird der Agent nur noch in den USA seine Interessen vertreten.“

[1] "The agent will only represent its interests in the USA"

[2] „Vier Mal durfte Frauenschwarm Pierce Brosnan Agent 007 alias James Bond auf der Leinwand geben, jetzt muss er einem Jüngeren weichen.“

[2] "Four times Women's crush Pierce Brosnan Agent 007 alias James Bond was allowed to give on the screen, now he has to give a younger way"

[2] „Die grassierende Angst vor vermeintlichen Agenten war kein rein deutsches Phänomen, sondern ergriff fast ganz Europa.“

[2] "The rampant fear of supposed agents was not a purely German phenomenon, but took almost all of Europe"

[2] „Wie jeder Agent kann ich natürlich meine Quellen nicht preisgeben.“

[2] "Like every agent, of course I can't reveal my sources"

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