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Is it der, die oder das Dampfplauderer?


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

The word Dampfplauderer 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 Dampfplauderer?

How does the declension of Dampfplauderer 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 Dampfplauderer die Dampfplauderer
Genitive des Dampfplauderers der Dampfplauderer
Dative dem Dampfplauderer den Dampfplauderern
Akkusative den Dampfplauderer die Dampfplauderer

What is the meaning of Dampfplauderer in German?

Dampfplauderer is defined as:

[1] Someone who does not give something that is not ready to say, undiscussed, secret, secret

[1] jemand, der etwas nicht Spruchreifes, Unausdiskutiertes, Geheimes von sich gibt

How to use Dampfplauderer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dampfplauderer with translations in English.

[1] Bei dem Hick-Hack um die Regierungsbildung bezeichnete jemand Klaus Wowereit als Dampfplauderer, weil er voreilig etwas kundtat, was umgehend dementiert wurde.

[1] In the hick-hack around government formation, someone referred to Klaus Wowereit as a steam chatterer because he prematurely announced something that was immediately denied

[1] Auch Betriebswirte werden häufig als Dampfplauderer bezeichnet, da sie nach landsläufiger Meinung nur heiße Luft gegenüber Ingenieuren plaudern und nicht substanziell am Produkt der Firma mitarbeiten.

[1] Business economists are also often referred to as a steam chatterer, since according to a country -wide opinion, they only chat against engineers and not substantially on the product of the company

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