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Is it der, die oder das Außendienst?


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

The word Außendienst 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 Außendienst?

How does the declension of Außendienst 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 Außendienst
Genitive des Außendiensts des Außendienstes
Dative dem Außendienst dem Außendienste
Akkusative den Außendienst

What is the meaning of Außendienst in German?

Außendienst is defined as:

[1] The employment relationship in which the employee does not stay in the company in his work

[1] das Arbeitsverhältnis, bei dem der Arbeitnehmer bei seiner Arbeit nicht im Betrieb verweilt

How to use Außendienst in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Außendienst with translations in English.

[1] Vertreter von Firmen verbringen einen großen Teil ihrer Arbeitszeit im Außendienst.

[1] Representatives of companies spend a large part of their working hours in the field

[1] Bei der Polizei gibt es sowohl Innen- als auch Außendienst.

[1] The police have both indoor and outside service

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