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Is it der, die oder das Dachdecker?


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

The word Dachdecker 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 Dachdecker?

How does the declension of Dachdecker 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 Dachdecker die Dachdecker
Genitive des Dachdeckers der Dachdecker
Dative dem Dachdecker den Dachdeckern
Akkusative den Dachdecker die Dachdecker

What is the meaning of Dachdecker in German?

Dachdecker is defined as:

[1] Craftsmen who builds a roof, performs the covering, sealing and insulation of a roof and attaches the roof window and solar cells

[1] Handwerker, der ein Dach errichtet, die Eindeckung, Abdichtung und Dämmung eines Daches ausführt und Dachfenster und Solarzellen anbringt

How to use Dachdecker in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dachdecker with translations in English.

[1] Die Dachdecker schafften es, das halbe Dach an einem Tag neu einzudecken.

[1] The roofers managed to cover half the roof in one day

[1] „Ludwig Bertini schien seine Aufgabe als Maurer, Maler, Installateur und Dachdecker sehr ernst zu nehmen.“

[1] "Ludwig Bertini seemed to take his job as a bricklayer, painter, installer and roofer very seriously"

[1] „Ein Clown, der ans Saufen kommt, steigt rascher ab, als ein betrunkener Dachdecker stürzt.“

[1] "A clown that comes to drink rises faster when a drunk roofer falls"

[1] „Über eine Stunde stehen Dieter und Klaus und schauen dem Dachdecker bei der Arbeit zu.“

[1] "Dieter and Klaus stand over an hour and look at the roofer at work"

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Pictures or photos of Dachdecker

[1] Mehrere Dachdecker bei der Arbeit
[1] Mehrere Dachdecker bei der Arbeit

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