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Is it der, die oder das Arbeitslose?


The correct article in German of Arbeitslose is die. So it is die Arbeitslose! (nominative case)

The word Arbeitslose is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Arbeitslose?

How does the declension of Arbeitslose 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 Arbeitslose Arbeitslose
Genitive Arbeitsloser Arbeitsloser
Dative Arbeitsloser Arbeitslosen
Akkusative Arbeitslose Arbeitslose
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ die Arbeitslose die Arbeitslosen
Genitiv der Arbeitslosen der Arbeitslosen
Dativ der Arbeitslosen den Arbeitslosen
Akkusativ die Arbeitslose die Arbeitslosen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ eine Arbeitslose keine Arbeitslosen
Genitiv einer Arbeitslosen keiner Arbeitslosen
Dativ einer Arbeitslosen keinen Arbeitslosen
Akkusativ eine Arbeitslose keine Arbeitslosen

What is the meaning of Arbeitslose in German?

Arbeitslose has various definitions in German:

[1] Female person without a job or employment

[1] weibliche Person ohne einen Arbeitsplatz oder Anstellung

[2] Austria, colloquially: unemployment support

[2] Österreich, umgangssprachlich: Arbeitslosenunterstützung

How to use Arbeitslose in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Arbeitslose with translations in English.

[1] Die Zahl der Arbeitslosen hat sich im Vergleich zum Vorjahr deutlich erhöht.

[1] The number of unemployed has increased significantly compared to the previous year

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