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Is it der, die oder das Alex?


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

The word Alex 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 Alex?

How does the declension of Alex 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) Alex die Alex
Genitive (des Alex) Alex’ der Alex
Dative (dem) Alex den Alex
Akkusative (den) Alex die Alex
siehe auch: Grammatik der deutschen Namen

What is the meaning of Alex in German?

Alex is defined as:

[1] male first name

[1] männlicher Vorname

How to use Alex in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Alex with translations in English.

[1] „»Ja ja ja ja«, sagte Jochen, wandte sich seiner Nachbarin zu, dieser Silke aus Kopenhagen im Piratenkostüm, der zweiten Frau seines Sohnes Alex.“

[1] "" Yes yes yes yes, "said Jochen, turned to his neighbor, this Silke from Copenhagen in the pirate costume, the second wife of his son Alexä"

[1] „Alex Honnold, geboren 1985 in Sacramento, ist der derzeit mit Abstand beste Freikletterer der Welt. Und nachdem er in Valley Uprising schon als Nebendarsteller eine Rolle spielte, gehört ihm jetzt Free Solo ganz allein.“

[1] "Alex Honnold, born in Sacramento in 1985, is currently by far the best climber of the world and after playing a role as a supporting actor in Valley Uprising, Free Solo is now belonging all by himself."

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