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Is it der, die oder das Befehlshaber?


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

The word Befehlshaber 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 Befehlshaber?

How does the declension of Befehlshaber 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 Befehlshaber die Befehlshaber
Genitive des Befehlshabers der Befehlshaber
Dative dem Befehlshaber den Befehlshabern
Akkusative den Befehlshaber die Befehlshaber

What is the meaning of Befehlshaber in German?

Befehlshaber is defined as:

[1] Military: someone who has command and thus gives other instructions

[1] Militär: jemand, der Befehlsgewalt hat und somit anderen Anweisungen gibt

How to use Befehlshaber in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Befehlshaber with translations in English.

[1] Der Befehlshaber erteilte mir den Befehl, die Gefangenen frei zu lassen.

[1] The commander gave me the command to leave the prisoners free

[1] Es wäre klug, wenn du die Anweisungen des Befehlshabers befolgtest.

[1] It would be smart if you follow the instructions of the commander

[1] Die Befehlshaber dieser Mission sind Stümper!

[1] The commanders of this mission are stummy

[1] „Ahnend, was kommt, hatte der Befehlshaber der Heeresgruppe Weichsel, Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici, die deutschen Verteidigungslinien zurücknehmen lassen.“

[1] "" Avoiding what is coming, the commander of the Army Group Weichsel, Colonel General Gotthard Heinrici, had the German lines of defense taken back "

[1] „Am nächsten Morgen sammelten sich alle Truppenteile außerhalb der Stadt in Erwartung des Befehls vom Befehlshaber zum Aufbruche.“

[1] "The next morning, all troop parts outside the city, in anticipation of the command from the command from the command to the breaker"

[1] „Er war in diesem Augenblick offenbar keines anderen Gedankens fähig, als wie er möglichst schneidig an seinem Befehlshaber vorbeimarschieren könnte.“

[1] "At that moment he was apparently not able to do any other thoughts than how he could pretend to be as cut as possible on his commander"

[1] „Der Leutnant winkte einem der zurückgebliebenen Ruderer, und dieser erhob sich mit mehreren Bouteillen in seinen Händen, um den beiden Befehlshabern zur Hütte des Häuptlings zu folgen.“

[1] "The lieutenant waved one of the remaining rowers, and he rose in his hands with several bouteils to follow the two commanders to the chief's hut"

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