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Is it der, die oder das Balthasar?

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 Balthasar?

How does the declension of Balthasar 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) Balthasar die Balthasars
Genitive (des Balthasar) (des Balthasars) Balthasars der Balthasars
Dative (dem) Balthasar den Balthasars
Akkusative (den) Balthasar die Balthasars
siehe auch: Grammatik der deutschen Namen

What is the meaning of Balthasar in German?

Balthasar is defined as:

[1] male first name

[1] männlicher Vorname

How to use Balthasar in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Balthasar with translations in English.

[1] „Nansen ist gesprächiger als das Ehepaar Jepsen, er redet viel, auch mit Balthasar, einem von ihm selbst erfundenen Wesen, mit dem er während des Malens ständig diskutiert und zankt.“

[1] "Nansen is more talkative than the couple Jepsen, he talks a lot, also with Balthasar, a being he was invented with, with whom he constantly discusses and ZAnkt" during painting "

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