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Is it der, die oder das Alexander?

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 Alexander?

How does the declension of Alexander 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative (der) Alexander die Alexander die Alexanders
Genitive (des Alexander) (des Alexanders) Alexanders der Alexander der Alexanders
Dative (dem) Alexander den Alexandern den Alexanders
Akkusative (den) Alexander die Alexander die Alexanders
siehe auch: Grammatik der deutschen Namen

What is the meaning of Alexander in German?

Alexander is defined as:

[1] male first name

[1] männlicher Vorname

How to use Alexander in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Alexander with translations in English.

[1] Ich kenne Alexander nun schon seit zwölf Jahren.

[1] I have known Alexander for twelve in years

[1] „Der jüngere Bruder, Alexander, war wortkarg und schwächlich, man mußte ihn zu allem ermutigen, seine Noten waren mittelmäßig.“

[1] "The younger brother, Alexander, was taciturn and weak, one had to encourage him to everything, his notes were mediocre"

[1] „Den unlösbaren Knoten zu zersäbeln, gehörte zu dem Pensum Alexanders.“

[1] "Snot the insoluble knot belonged to the Alexanderse work" "

[1] „Gemeinsam mit dem ehemaligen Deutschland-Chef von McKinsey Herbert Henzler und dem Extremkletterer Alexander Huber geht es am 10. und 11. Juli in die Bergregion Wilder Kaiser in Tirol.“

[1] "Together with the former Germany boss of McKinsey Herbert Henzler and the extreme climber Alexander Huber, on July 10th and 11th, the Wilder emperor in Tyrol."

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