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Is it der, die oder das Babysitter?


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

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

The noun babysitter is grammatically masculine, but can also describe female people to underline the female gender, the word form babysitter can also be used.

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 Babysitter?

How does the declension of Babysitter 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 Babysitter die Babysitter
Genitive des Babysitters der Babysitter
Dative dem Babysitter den Babysittern
Akkusative den Babysitter die Babysitter

What is the meaning of Babysitter in German?

Babysitter is defined as:

[1] Person, who mostly guard infants and toddlers in the absence of their parents

[1] Person, die Säuglinge und Kleinkinder in Abwesenheit ihrer Eltern meist gegen Bezahlung hütet

How to use Babysitter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Babysitter with translations in English.

[1] Meine Schwester arbeitet als Babysitter.

[1] My sister works as a babysittere

[1] Mein Mann und ich brauchen morgen einen Babysitter für unseren achtjährigen Sohn, da wir am Abend ins Theater gehen wollen.

[1] My husband and I need a babysitter for our eight -year -old son tomorrow because we want to go to the theater in the evening

[1] Ich kann heute Abend nicht zur Feier kommen, weil ich keinen Babysitter bekommen habe.

[1] I can't come to the celebration this evening because I didn't get a babysitter

[1] „Die 43-Jährige ist keine Erzieherin, keine Nachhilfelehrerin, kein Babysitter, sondern Mandys Mentorin: jemand, der vor allem Zeit mit ihr verbringt, exklusiv und regelmäßig. „Eine Erweiterung des Beziehungsangebots“, so nennt Oliver Wenninger es.“

[1] "The 43-year-old is not a teacher, not a tutor, not a babysitter, but Mandy's mentor: someone who spends time with her, exclusively and regularly" an extension of the relationship offer, "says Oliver Wenninger."

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