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Is it der, die oder das Aufseher?


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

The word Aufseher 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 Aufseher?

How does the declension of Aufseher 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 Aufseher die Aufseher
Genitive des Aufsehers der Aufseher
Dative dem Aufseher den Aufsehern
Akkusative den Aufseher die Aufseher

What is the meaning of Aufseher in German?

Aufseher has various definitions in German:

[1] Someone of the things guarded or monitored processes

[1] jemand der Dinge bewacht oder Vorgänge überwacht

[2] someone of the people (mostly: persons kept under compulsion) supervised

[2] jemand der Personen (meist: unter Zwang gehaltene Personen) beaufsichtigt

How to use Aufseher in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Aufseher with translations in English.

[1, 2] „Der Aufseher des Sammelpunkts empfing uns mit Freude, und wir heuerten sofort an.“

[1, 2] "The supervisor of the collection point welcomed us with joy, and we immediately hired"

[2] Im Gefängnis als Aufseher zu arbeiten, ist keine leichte Aufgabe.

[2] Working as a supervisor in prison is not an easy task

[2] „Die Aufseher haben uns auch gesagt, wir sollen schreiben, dass wir zum Arbeiten noch weiter fahren würden.“

[2] "The supervisors also told us that we should write that we would go further to work"

[2] „Ich folgte dem Aufseher über zwei kahle Steintreppen und einen langen, weiß gekalkten Gang, vorbei an langen Reihen schwerer Türen mit kleinen, vergitterten Fenstern.“

[2] "I followed the supervisor over two bald stone stairs and a long, white limed walk, past long rows of heavy doors with small, barred windows" "

[2] „Sie strickte ihm auch einen weißwollenen Schwanzwärmer mit roter Spitze, aber er versteckte ihn vor den andern Burschen der Kolonne, weil er Angst hatte, die Aufseher könnten es entdecken.“

[2] "She also knitted a white -needed cock warmer with a red tip, but he hid him from the other boys of the column because he was afraid that the supervisors could discover it"

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