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Is it der, die oder das Alleinerziehende?


The correct article in German of Alleinerziehende is die. So it is die Alleinerziehende! (nominative case)

The word Alleinerziehende is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Alleinerziehende?

How does the declension of Alleinerziehende work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

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1 Singular Plural
Nominative Alleinerziehende Alleinerziehende
Genitive Alleinerziehender Alleinerziehender
Dative Alleinerziehender Alleinerziehenden
Akkusative Alleinerziehende Alleinerziehende
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ die Alleinerziehende die Alleinerziehenden
Genitiv der Alleinerziehenden der Alleinerziehenden
Dativ der Alleinerziehenden den Alleinerziehenden
Akkusativ die Alleinerziehende die Alleinerziehenden
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ eine Alleinerziehende keine Alleinerziehenden
Genitiv einer Alleinerziehenden keiner Alleinerziehenden
Dativ einer Alleinerziehenden keinen Alleinerziehenden
Akkusativ eine Alleinerziehende keine Alleinerziehenden

What is the meaning of Alleinerziehende in German?

Alleinerziehende is defined as:

[1] female parent who raises his child or children alone

[1] weiblicher Elternteil, der sein Kind oder seine Kinder allein großzieht

How to use Alleinerziehende in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Alleinerziehende with translations in English.

[1] Immer mehr Alleinerziehende in Deutschland sind arm.

[1] More and more single parents in Germany are Armä

[1] Viele Kinder von Alleinerziehenden wachsen in Armut auf.

[1] Many children of single parents grow up in poverty

[1] Der Studie zufolge sind 68 Prozent der Alleinerziehenden in Deutschland von Armut bedroht.

According to the study, 68 percent of single parents in Germany are threatened by poverty

[1] Der Bezirk Marzahn Hellersdorf hat mit 37 Prozent den weitaus höchsten Anteil an Alleinerziehenden aller Berliner Bezirke.

[1] The Marzahn Hellersdorf district has 37 percent of the far highest proportion of single parents of all Berlin districts

[1] Bochumer Forscher berechnen für Alleinerziehende und Familien ein deutlich höheres Armutsrisiko als in früheren Studien.

[1] Bochum researchers calculate a significantly higher risk of poverty for single parents and families than in previous study

[1] Überschrift: Die meisten Alleinerziehenden sind kurz vor dem Burn-out

[1] Heading: Most single parents are shortly before the burnout

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