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Is it der, die oder das Athletin?


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

The word Athletin 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 Athletin?

How does the declension of Athletin 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 die Athletin die Athletinnen
Genitive der Athletin der Athletinnen
Dative der Athletin den Athletinnen
Akkusative die Athletin die Athletinnen

What is the meaning of Athletin in German?

Athletin has various definitions in German:

[1] Female person who is doing sports or in a competition partial athlete, competitor

[1] weibliche Person, die Sport treibt oder an einem Wettkampf teilnimmt; Sportlerin, Wettkämpferin

[2] Female person with strong physique and pronounced muscles

[2] weibliche Person mit kräftigem Körperbau und ausgeprägter Muskulatur

How to use Athletin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Athletin with translations in English.

[1] Die Athletin hat soeben das Ziel durchquert.

[1] The athlete has just crossed the goal

[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] Ihr Freundeskreis bezeichnet sie als Athletin.

[2] Your circle of friends refers to her as athlete

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