Is it der, die oder das Detlef?
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.
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 Detlef?
How does the declension of Detlef 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 1||Plural 2|
|Nominative||(der) Detlef||die Detlefe||die Detlefs|
|Genitive||(des Detlef) (des Detlefs) Detlefs||der Detlefe||der Detlefs|
|Dative||(dem) Detlef||den Detlefen||den Detlefs|
|Akkusative||(den) Detlef||die Detlefe||die Detlefs|
|siehe auch: Grammatik der deutschen Namen|
What is the meaning of Detlef in German?
Detlef is defined as:
 male first name männlicher Vorname
How to use Detlef in a sentence?
Example sentences in German using Detlef with translations in English.
 Der kleine Detlef fährt gern Skateboard. Little Detlef likes to drive skateboarding
 Detlef und Dragan gehen heute zum Puppentheater. Detlef and Dragan go to the puppet theater today
How do you pronounce Detlef?
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