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Is it der, die oder das Altkanzler?


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

The word Altkanzler 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 Altkanzler?

How does the declension of Altkanzler 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 der Altkanzler die Altkanzler
Genitive des Altkanzlers der Altkanzler
Dative dem Altkanzler den Altkanzlern
Akkusative den Altkanzler die Altkanzler

What is the meaning of Altkanzler in German?

Altkanzler is defined as:

[1] no longer reigning chancellor

[1] nicht mehr amtierender Kanzler

How to use Altkanzler in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Altkanzler with translations in English.

[1] „Altkanzler Helmut Schmidt hat bei dem SPD-Parteitag in Berlin eindringlich vor einer Führungsrolle Deutschlands in Europa gewarnt.“

[1] "Chancellor Helmut Schmidt urgently warned of a leadership role in Germany in Europe at the SPD party conference in Berlin"

[1] „Altkanzler Helmut Kohl ist laut Mitteilung der CDU im Alter von 87 Jahren gestorben.“

[1] "Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl died according to the CDU at the age of 87"

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