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Is it der, die oder das Andersen?

The oral, colloquial use of the article for last names is not uniformly used to do not use an article, Central German is inconsistent, in southern German, Austrian and Swiss idioms the article tends to be needed. In the event of an article use: the "Andersen" - for male individuals who "Andersen" in the singular - for female individuals and/or a "Andersen" for one and/or a relative from the family "Andersen" “And/or the group of namesers. The one in the plural applies to the family and/or all name carriers of the same name. The written, standard language use for last names is in principle without an article.

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 Andersen?

How does the declension of Andersen 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 m Singular f Plural 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Andersen (Andersen) die Andersen (Andersen) die Andersens die Andersen
Genitive des Andersen des Andersens Andersens der Andersen (Andersen) der Andersens der Andersen
Dative dem Andersen (Andersen) der Andersen (Andersen) den Andersens den Andersen
Akkusative den Andersen (Andersen) die Andersen (Andersen) die Andersens die Andersen
siehe auch: Grammatik der deutschen Namen

What is the meaning of Andersen in German?

Andersen is defined as:

[1] Family name, last name

[1] Familienname, Nachname

How to use Andersen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Andersen with translations in English.

[1] Frau Andersen ist ein Genie im Verkauf.

[1] Ms. Andersen is a genius in the sales

[1] Herr Andersen wollte uns kein Interview geben.

[1] Mr. Andersen did not want to give us an interview

[1] Die Andersens fliegen heute nach Liverpool.

[1] The Andersens are now flying to Liverpoole

[1] Der Andersen trägt nie die Pullover, die die Andersen ihm strickt.

[1] The Andersen never bears the sweater that the Andersen knits him

[1] Das kann ich dir aber sagen: „Wenn die Frau Andersen kommt, geht der Herr Andersen.“

[1] But I can tell you: "If the woman Andersen comes, Mr. Andersenä goes"

[1] Andersen kommt und geht.

[1] Andersen comes and goes

[1] Andersens kamen, sahen und siegten.

[1] Andersens came, saw and winning

How do you pronounce Andersen?

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