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Is it der, die oder das Amerikaner?


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

The word Amerikaner is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Amerikaner?

How does the declension of Amerikaner 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 Amerikaner die Amerikaner
Genitive des Amerikaners der Amerikaner
Dative dem Amerikaner den Amerikanern
Akkusative den Amerikaner die Amerikaner

What is the meaning of Amerikaner in German?

Amerikaner has various definitions in German:

[1] A resident of the American double continent

[1] ein Bewohner des amerikanischen Doppelkontinents

[2] Citizens of the United States (official short form)

[2] Bürger der USA (amtliche Kurzform)

[3] A round pastry made of flour, butter, lemon juice with icing

[3] ein rundes Gebäck aus Mehl, Butter, Zitronensaft mit Zuckerguss

How to use Amerikaner in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Amerikaner with translations in English.

[1] „Ich werde wieder Deltafliegen gehen, weil ich konnte meinen ersten Flug nicht geniessen, kommentierte der Amerikaner, nicht ohne Galgenhumor.“

[1] "I will go to delta flies again because I couldn't enjoy my first flight, the American commented, not without a gallows humor"

[1] Woher die ersten Amerikaner kamen, ist wissenschaftlich umstritten.

[1] Where the first Americans came from is scientifically controversial

[1, 2] „In diesem Papier werde ein für allemal festgelegt, dass niemand anderes als die Gebrüder Wright als erste Motorflieger genannt werden dürften; zwei Amerikaner und nicht der Bayer.“

[1, 2] "In this paper it is once ever stipulated that nobody other than the Wright brothers are the first motor pilot, two Americans and not the Bavarian" should be named as the first motor pilot "

[2] Um Amerikaner zu werden, bedarf es der Überwindung einiger bürokratischer Hürden.

[2] To become Americans, the overcoming of some bureaucratic hurdles is required

[2] „Die Amerikaner rufen und winken hinter uns her.“

[2] "The Americans call and wave behind us"

[2] „Fast alle Besucher prangerten die Doppelmoral der Amerikaner an, die stolz ihre Gleichheitsprinzipien präsentierten, deren Ökonomie in den Südstaaten aber zum größten Teil auf Sklavenarbeit basierte.“

[2] "Almost all visitors denounced the double standards of the Americans, who proudly presented their principles of equality, whose economy in the southern states mostly based on slave work"

[3] Nimm doch endlich die Amerikaner aus dem Ofen!

[3] Finally take the Americans from the oven

How do you pronounce Amerikaner?

Amerikaner (Österreich)

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