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Is it der, die oder das Anfänger?


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

The word Anfänger 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 Anfänger?

How does the declension of Anfänger 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 Anfänger die Anfänger
Genitive des Anfängers der Anfänger
Dative dem Anfänger den Anfängern
Akkusative den Anfänger die Anfänger

What is the meaning of Anfänger in German?

Anfänger has various definitions in German:

[1] Person who has recently started something and has little expertise as a result

[1] Person, die mit etwas erst kürzlich begonnen hat und dadurch wenig Sachkenntnisse besitzt

[2] Architecture: stone abutment of an arch or vault on a supporting cornice, a pillar or the capital of a column

[2] Architektur: steinernes Widerlager eines Bogens oder Gewölbes auf einem tragenden Gesims, einem Pfeiler oder dem Kapitell einer Säule

How to use Anfänger in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Anfänger with translations in English.

[1] Der neue Mitschüler ist ein Anfänger auf dem Gebiet des Musizierens.

[1] The new classmate is a beginner in the field of music-making.

[2] Auf dem Kapitell sitzt der Anfänger.

[2] The beginner sits on the capital

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