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Is it der, die oder das Arbeitgeber?


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

The word Arbeitgeber 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 Arbeitgeber?

How does the declension of Arbeitgeber 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 Arbeitgeber die Arbeitgeber
Genitive des Arbeitgebers der Arbeitgeber
Dative dem Arbeitgeber den Arbeitgebern
Akkusative den Arbeitgeber die Arbeitgeber

What is the meaning of Arbeitgeber in German?

Arbeitgeber is defined as:

[1] person or company who hires people as a worker or employee, and pays them money for it

[1] Person oder Firma, die Leute als Arbeiter oder Angestellte einstellt, beschäftigt und ihnen dafür Geld bezahlt

How to use Arbeitgeber in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Arbeitgeber with translations in English.

[1] Die Arbeitgeber haben vergangene Woche bereits ein dreiprozentiges Verdienstplus in Aussicht gestellt.

[1] The employers already promised a three percent plus of merit last week

[1] „Aber auch für die Menschen in der Region war die Straßenbahn ein bedeutender Arbeitgeber geworden.“

[1] "But also for people in the region, the tram had become an important employer"

[1] „Die Arbeitslosen waren ihre Arbeitgeber.“

[1] "The unemployed were their employer" "

[1] „Henriette Schneider bereitete den Haushalt ihrer Arbeitgeber auf das Schlimmste vor.“

[1] "Henriette Schneider prepared the household of her employers on the worst advance"

[1] „Sie berichten, dass Timos Arbeitgeber ein ausländerfeindliches Hass-Posting auf seiner Facebook-Seite entdeckt und ihm gekündigt hat.“

[1] "You report that Timo's employer discovered an xenophobic hate posting on his Facebook page and terminated him"

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