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Is it der, die oder das Despot?


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

The word Despot 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 Despot?

How does the declension of Despot 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 Despot die Despoten
Genitive des Despoten der Despoten
Dative dem Despoten den Despoten
Akkusative den Despoten die Despoten

What is the meaning of Despot in German?

Despot has various definitions in German:

[1] head of state, which is arbitrary and absolutely available

[1] Staatsoberhaupt, das willkürlich und absolut herrscht

[2] Byzantine nobility title

[2] byzantinischer Adelstitel

How to use Despot in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Despot with translations in English.

[1] „Es waren die Tunesier selbst, die sich ihres Despoten entledigten …“

[1] "It was the Tunisians themselves who got rid of their despot ..."

[1] „Ein kaum zu überbietendes Gekröse aus Gerüchten und religionspolitischen Wahnsinnstaten umgibt den aus einem syrischen Geschlecht stammenden Despoten, der im 3. Jahrhundert im größten Staat des Altertums die Macht an sich riss.“

[1] "A crowded from rumors and religious -political insane booths surrounds the despotes from a Syrian gender, who in the greatest state of antiquity tore power in the 3 far."

[1] „Später wurde Robespierre hingerichtet, weil er ein Despot sein sollte.“

[1] "Robespierre was later executed because he should be a despot"



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Pictures or photos of Despot

[1] Büste des Despoten Nero
[1] Büste des Despoten Nero
[2] der Despot Béla III. aus Ungarn
[2] der Despot Béla III. aus Ungarn

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