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Is it der, die oder das Astronaut?


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

The word Astronaut 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 Astronaut?

How does the declension of Astronaut 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 Astronaut die Astronauten
Genitive des Astronauten der Astronauten
Dative dem Astronauten den Astronauten
Akkusative den Astronauten die Astronauten

What is the meaning of Astronaut in German?

Astronaut is defined as:

[1] Space traveler (especially of the western world community) taking part in a space flight

[1] Weltraumfahrer (besonders der westlichen Weltgemeinschaft), der an einem Raumflug teilnimmt

How to use Astronaut in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Astronaut with translations in English.

[1] Im Jahr 1961 startete der erste Astronaut ins All.

[1] In 1961 the first astronaut took off into space

[1] „Ein »Astronaut«, der den Mond betritt, hat mit der Reise von der Erde bis dorthin von der Entfernung, die uns vom sonnennächsten Fixstern trennt, noch weniger, nämlich 1 Hundertmillionstel, zurückgelegt.“[8]

[1] "An» astronaut «who steps on the moon has covered even less, namely 1 hundred millionth, with the journey from the earth to there, the distance that separates us from the closest fixed star.

[1] „Nach dem Mondflug waren die Astronauten mit einer Kapsel im Pazifik gelandet.“[9]

[1] “After the moon flight, the astronauts landed in a capsule in the Pacific” [9]

[1] „Und die, die auf ihn herabschauten, waren Astronauten.“[10]

[1] “And those who looked down on him were astronauts” [10]

[1] „Wir fühlten uns wie Astronauten, die auf die Erde blicken.“[11]

[1] "We felt like astronauts looking at the earth." [11]

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Pictures or photos of Astronaut

[1] kanadischer CSA/NASA-Astronaut Chris Hadfield
[1] kanadischer CSA/NASA-Astronaut Chris Hadfield
[1] deutscher ESA-Astronaut Alexander Gerst
[1] deutscher ESA-Astronaut Alexander Gerst

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