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Is it der, die oder das Athlet?


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

The word Athlet 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 Athlet?

How does the declension of Athlet 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 Athlet die Athleten
Genitive des Athleten der Athleten
Dative dem Athleten den Athleten
Akkusative den Athleten die Athleten

What is the meaning of Athlet in German?

Athlet has various definitions in German:

[1] Sports: athletes and/or competitors at public gymnastics with the ancient Greeks and Romans

[1] Sport: Sportler und/oder Wettkämpfer an öffentlichen Turnspielen bei den alten Griechen und Römern

[2] colloquially: man with strong physique and pronounced muscles

[2] umgangssprachlich: Mensch mit kräftigem Körperbau und ausgeprägter Muskulatur

How to use Athlet in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Athlet with translations in English.

[1] Die Athleten waren dieses Jahr alle sehr gut.

[1] The athletes were all very good this year

[1] „Staatsanwalt Nel: Der Athlet ist in jedem Fall des Mordes schuldig.“

[1] "Prosecutor Nel: The athlete is always guilty of murder"

[1] „Pistorius habe nach dem Tod seiner Freundin keine Krokodilstränen vergossen. Der Athlet sei in tiefer Trauer gewesen.“

[1] "Pistorius had no crocodile tears after the death of his girlfriend, the athlete was in deep grief."

[1] „Weitere erfolgreiche Athleten folgten ihnen nach, aber diese absolute finnische Dominanz war nicht weiter aufrechtzuerhalten.“

[1] "Further successful athletes followed them, but this absolute Finnish dominance was no longer necessary to maintain"

[1] „Depressionen im Spitzensport sind seit den Suiziden bekannter Athleten und Athletinnen ein Dauerthema im öffentlichen Diskurs.“

[1] "Depression in top sport has been a permanent topic in the public discourse since the suicides of well -known athletes"

[2] Dieser Mann ist ein Athlet.

[2] This man is an athlete

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