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Is it der, die oder das Alternativer?


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

The word Alternativer 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 Alternativer?

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

starke Deklination ohne Artikel
1 Singular Plural
Nominative Alternativer Alternative
Genitive Alternativen Alternativer
Dative Alternativem Alternativen
Akkusative Alternativen Alternative
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ der Alternative die Alternativen
Genitiv des Alternativen der Alternativen
Dativ dem Alternativen den Alternativen
Akkusativ den Alternativen die Alternativen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ ein Alternativer keine Alternativen
Genitiv eines Alternativen keiner Alternativen
Dativ einem Alternativen keinen Alternativen
Akkusativ einen Alternativen keine Alternativen

What is the meaning of Alternativer in German?

Alternativer is defined as:

[1] Middle, at the end of the last century: person who does not go the conventional path, but pursues an alternative life plan, lists the alternative scene

[1] Mitte, Ende letzten Jahrhunderts: Person, die nicht den herkömmlichen Weg geht, sondern einen alternativen Lebensplan verfolgt, der alternativen Szene zugehört

How to use Alternativer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Alternativer with translations in English.

[1] „Aus dem jung-dynamischen Krawattenträger von 1974 ist wenige Jahre später ein langhaariger Alternativer geworden.“

[1] "A few years later, a long-haired alternative has become a long-haired ties from 1974"

[1] „Ein Alternativer mit Schlabber-Pullover und gelb gefärbten Haaren sitzt am Empfang.“

[1] "An alternative with a sloppy sweater and yellow-colored hair sits at the reception"

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