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Is it der, die oder das Delinquent?


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

The word Delinquent is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Delinquent?

How does the declension of Delinquent 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 Delinquent die Delinquenten
Genitive des Delinquenten der Delinquenten
Dative dem Delinquenten den Delinquenten
Akkusative den Delinquenten die Delinquenten

What is the meaning of Delinquent in German?

Delinquent is defined as:

[1] Criminology: Executive of a crime disease someone who committed a crime (crime)

[1] Kriminologie: Ausführender eines Delikts; jemand der ein Delikt (Straftat) begangen hat

How to use Delinquent in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Delinquent with translations in English.

[1] „Die im ganzen Deutschen Reich beliebte Folter diente der Erreichung eines schnellen Geständnisses des Delinquenten.“

[1] "The torture popular throughout the German Empire served to achieve a quick confession of the Delinquente" "

[1] „In der Geschichte praktizierten verschiedene Mächte wie bspw. Russland oder Großbritannien die Verbannung von Delinquenten besonders auch zum Zwecke der Kolonisierung abgelegener oder weit entfernter Gebiete (Sibirien, Australien).“

[1] "In history, various powers such as Russia or Great Britain practiced the banishment of delinquents, especially for the purpose of colonizing remote or far away areas (Siberia, Australia)."

[1] „Um die harte Linie zu rechtfertigen, brauchte die Union wenigstens einen Fall, in dem der Delinquent auch nach heutigen Maßstäben ein schweres Verbrechen begangen hätte.“

[1] "In order to justify the hard line, the Union needed at least one case in which the delinquent would have committed a serious crime even after today's standards"

[1] „Sykes und Matza wandten sich damit gegen die Annahme der Subkulturtheorie, nach der jugendliche Delinquente abweichenden Gruppen-Normen folgen.“

[1] "Sykes and Matza thus turned against the acceptance of subculture theory to follow the young people delinquent deviating group standards"

[1] „Unten auf dem Platz trat der Scharfrichter hinter den Delinquenten.“

[1] "The executioner stepped behind the Delinquente" below "

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Pictures or photos of Delinquent

[1] der Delinquent Al Capone um 1935
[1] der Delinquent Al Capone um 1935

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