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Is it der, die oder das Außenminister?


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

The word Außenminister is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Außenminister?

How does the declension of Außenminister 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 Außenminister die Außenminister
Genitive des Außenministers der Außenminister
Dative dem Außenminister den Außenministern
Akkusative den Außenminister die Außenminister

What is the meaning of Außenminister in German?

Außenminister is defined as:

[1] Politics: Head of the Foreign Ministry, who has to take care of his country's relationships with other countries and international organizations

[1] Politik: Leiter des Außenministeriums, der sich um die Beziehungen seines Landes zu anderen Ländern und internationalen Organisationen kümmern muss

How to use Außenminister in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Außenminister with translations in English.

[1] Dem Außenminister untersteht das diplomatische Korps.

[1] The diplomatic corps is subject to the Foreign Minister

[1] „Nun gingen der General und der Außenminister zum Kaiser, um ihn zu informieren.“

[1] "Now the General and the Foreign Minister went to the emperor to inform him"

[1] „Die Probleme, die er als Außenminister manchmal an nur einem Wochenende am Bein hatte, die will bei Gott kein normaler Mensch haben.“

[1] "The problems that he sometimes had as a foreign minister on only one weekend on the leg that does not want to have a normal person with God"

[1] „Bei dem Kriegspremier Winston Churchill und seinem Außenminister Anthony Eden hatte er schließlich Erfolg.“

[1] "At the war prime minister Winston Churchill and his Foreign Minister Anthony Eden, he finally had success"

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[1] mehrere Außenminister bei einem Treffen
[1] mehrere Außenminister bei einem Treffen

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