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Is it der, die oder das Angehöriger?


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

The word Angehöriger 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 Angehöriger?

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

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1 Singular Plural
Nominative Angehöriger Angehörige
Genitive Angehörigen Angehöriger
Dative Angehörigem Angehörigen
Akkusative Angehörigen Angehörige
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ der Angehörige die Angehörigen
Genitiv des Angehörigen der Angehörigen
Dativ dem Angehörigen den Angehörigen
Akkusativ den Angehörigen die Angehörigen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ ein Angehöriger keine Angehörigen
Genitiv eines Angehörigen keiner Angehörigen
Dativ einem Angehörigen keinen Angehörigen
Akkusativ einen Angehörigen keine Angehörigen

What is the meaning of Angehöriger in German?

Angehöriger has various definitions in German:

[1] A person who is counted into a certain group

[1] eine Person, die zu einer bestimmten Gruppe gerechnet wird

[2] A relative

[2] ein Verwandter

How to use Angehöriger in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Angehöriger with translations in English.

[1] Er war einmal Angehöriger des Chores.

[1] He was once a member of the choir

[1] Ein Kämpfer ist laut Völkerrecht ein Angehöriger der regulären Streitkräfte eines Staates.

According to international law, a fighter is a member of the regular armed forces of a state.

[2] Ein Angehöriger begleitete ihn in das Krankenhaus.

[2] A relative accompanied him to the hospital

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