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Is it der, die oder das Alleinstehende?


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

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

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 Alleinstehende?

How does the declension of Alleinstehende 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 Alleinstehende Alleinstehende
Genitive Alleinstehender Alleinstehender
Dative Alleinstehender Alleinstehenden
Akkusative Alleinstehende Alleinstehende
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ die Alleinstehende die Alleinstehenden
Genitiv der Alleinstehenden der Alleinstehenden
Dativ der Alleinstehenden den Alleinstehenden
Akkusativ die Alleinstehende die Alleinstehenden
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ eine Alleinstehende keine Alleinstehenden
Genitiv einer Alleinstehenden keiner Alleinstehenden
Dativ einer Alleinstehenden keinen Alleinstehenden
Akkusativ eine Alleinstehende keine Alleinstehenden

What is the meaning of Alleinstehende in German?

Alleinstehende is defined as:

[1] Female person who currently has no partner, is not married or engaged

[1] weibliche Person, die momentan kein/e Partner/in hat, nicht verheiratet oder verlobt ist beziehungsweise war und auch keine Kinder hat

How to use Alleinstehende in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Alleinstehende with translations in English.

[1] Anna ist eine Alleinstehende, sie wohnt alleine in ihrer Wohnung.

[1] Anna is a single person, she lives alone in her apartment

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