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Is it der, die oder das Autor?


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

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

The weakly bent singular forms "of the authors", "the authors" and "the authors"

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 Autor?

How does the declension of Autor 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 Autor die Autoren
Genitive des Autors der Autoren
Dative dem Autor den Autoren
Akkusative den Autor die Autoren

What is the meaning of Autor in German?

Autor has various definitions in German:

[1] person who wrote one or more literary or scientific texts

[1] Person, die einen oder mehrere literarische oder wissenschaftliche Texte verfasst hat

[2] Rare: author of a plant of music, film, art or photography

[2] seltener: Urheber eines Werks der Musik, des Films, der Kunst oder der Fotografie

[3] Rare: person who does something or gives the occasion for something

[3] seltener: Person, die etwas bewirkt oder den Anlass zu etwas gibt

How to use Autor in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Autor with translations in English.

[1] Der Autor dieses Buches heißt Umberto Eco.

[1] The author of this book is called Umberto Ecoä

[1] Bei Zitaten gibt man immer den Autor an.

[1] With quotations you always give the author ane

[1] Zu der Talkshow waren drei Autoren eingeladen.

[1] Three authors were invited to the talk show

[1] „Es ist die Aufgabe des Autors, die er niemandem abtreten kann, daß er – nach bestem Vermögen – dem Stoff jene Form gibt, die ihn zum Sprechen bringt.“

[1] "It is the task of the author that he cannot cede that he - to the best of our assets - gives the substance the shape that brings him to speak"

[1] „Zunächst also zu dem, was der Autor persönlich über den Lebenslauf des Helden vorliegenden Buches weiß.“

[1] “First of all about what the author personally presented about the hero's curriculum vitae”

[1] „Ich bin zwar tatsächlich Autor geworden, schreibe aber nicht auf Arabisch, sondern auf Deutsch.“

[1] "I have actually become an author, but I don't write in Arabic, but in German"

[2] Kennst du den Autor dieser Fotografien?

[2] You know the author of these photographs



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Pictures or photos of Autor

[1] Der Autor Joscha Sauer gibt ein Autogramm.
[1] Der Autor Joscha Sauer gibt ein Autogramm.

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