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Is it der, die oder das Alkoholproblem?


The correct article in German of Alkoholproblem is das. So it is das Alkoholproblem! (nominative case)

The word Alkoholproblem is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Alkoholproblem?

How does the declension of Alkoholproblem 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 das Alkoholproblem die Alkoholprobleme
Genitive des Alkoholproblems der Alkoholprobleme
Dative dem Alkoholproblem den Alkoholproblemen
Akkusative das Alkoholproblem die Alkoholprobleme

What is the meaning of Alkoholproblem in German?

Alkoholproblem is defined as:

[1] Medicine: Dependence of a person on alcohol

[1] Medizin: Abhängigkeit einer Person von Alkohol

How to use Alkoholproblem in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Alkoholproblem with translations in English.

[1] „Ein Jahr später heirateten sie, aber nach drei Jahren scheiterte die Ehe an seinen Alkoholproblemen.“

[1] "They married a year later, but after three years the marriage failed to his alcohol problems"

[1] „Aber selbst Rollstuhlfahrer können den Führerschein verlieren, wenn es aussieht, als hätten sie ein Alkoholproblem.“

[1] "But even wheelchair users can lose their driver's license if it looks like they have an alcohol problem"

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