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Is it der, die oder das Attentäter?


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

The word Attentäter 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 Attentäter?

How does the declension of Attentäter 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 Attentäter die Attentäter
Genitive des Attentäters der Attentäter
Dative dem Attentäter den Attentätern
Akkusative den Attentäter die Attentäter

What is the meaning of Attentäter in German?

Attentäter is defined as:

[1] Person who committed an assassination attempt

[1] Person, die ein Attentat begangen hat

How to use Attentäter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Attentäter with translations in English.

[1] Der Attentäter konnte von der Polizei gefasst werden.

[1] The assassin could be caught by the police

[1] „Der Attentäter und Massenmörder von Oslo und Utöya hatte neun Jahre Zeit, seinen Plan vorzubereiten.“

[1] "The assassin and mass murderer of Oslo and Utöya had nine years to prepare his plan"

[1] „Es gab mindestens vier Attentäter auf der Strecke des Autokorsos.“

[1] "There were at least four assassins on the route of the Autokorsosä"

[1] „Als zwei Passanten in Richtung des Attentäters eilten, schoss er wieder.“

[1] "As two passers -by in the direction of the assassin, he shot again"

[1] „Die nächsten Tage waren von der fieberhaften Suche nach den Attentätern bestimmt.“

[1] "The next few days were determined by the febrile search for the assassins"

[1] [Mord an Walther Rathenau:] „Am Tag vor dem Anschlag fahren die späteren Attentäter Erwin Kern und Hermann Fischer in die mecklenburgische Landeshauptstadt.“

[1] [Murder of Walther Rathenau:] "On the day before the attack, the later assassins Erwin Kern and Hermann Fischer drive to the Mecklenburg state capital" "

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