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Is it der, die oder das Babysitterin?


The correct article in German of Babysitterin is die. So it is die Babysitterin! (nominative case)

The word Babysitterin is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Babysitterin?

How does the declension of Babysitterin 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 die Babysitterin die Babysitterinnen
Genitive der Babysitterin der Babysitterinnen
Dative der Babysitterin den Babysitterinnen
Akkusative die Babysitterin die Babysitterinnen

What is the meaning of Babysitterin in German?

Babysitterin is defined as:

[1] Female person who mostly keeps the smallest and toddlers during the absence of their parents against payment

[1] weibliche Person, die Kleinst- und Kleinkinder während der Abwesenheit ihrer Eltern meist gegen Bezahlung hütet

How to use Babysitterin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Babysitterin with translations in English.

[1] „Empirische Daten über Babysitterinnen in der Bundesrepublik liegen nicht vor. Die Anzahl der Babysitterinnen und der Umfang ihres Einsatzes in der Kinderbetreuung von Kleinkindern und jüngeren Schulkindern in der Bundesrepublik sind bisher nicht erfaßt worden.“

[1] "Empirical data about babysitters in the Federal Republic are not the number of babysitters and the scope of their commitment in childcare for toddlers and younger school children in the Federal Republic have not yet been recorded."

[1] „Sie liebte es die entzückten Gesichter der Eltern zu sehen, die, wenn sie heimkamen, feststellten, dass sie zur Babysitterin gratis noch eine Putzfrau dazubekommen hatten.“

[1] "She loved to see the delighted faces of the parents, who, when they came home, found that they had got a cleaning lady as a babysitter for free"

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