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Is it der, die oder das Doppelgänger?


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

The word Doppelgänger 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 Doppelgänger?

How does the declension of Doppelgänger 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 Doppelgänger die Doppelgänger
Genitive des Doppelgängers der Doppelgänger
Dative dem Doppelgänger den Doppelgängern
Akkusative den Doppelgänger die Doppelgänger

What is the meaning of Doppelgänger in German?

Doppelgänger is defined as:

[1] person who (almost) looks like another person

[1] Person, die (nahezu) genauso wie eine andere Person aussieht

How to use Doppelgänger in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Doppelgänger with translations in English.

[1] Ein eineiiger Zwilling hat sicher einen Doppelgänger.

[1] A identical twin certainly has a doppelgang

[1] Manche Doppelgänger leben gefährlich, da sie ihr Original schützen müssen.

[1] Some doppelgangers live dangerous because they have to protect their original

[1] „Man könnte eine lange Liste von Doppelgängern aus dem Werk Hoffmanns aufstellen.“

[1] "You could set up a long list of double supporters from Hoffmann's work"

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Pictures or photos of Doppelgänger

[1] vier Doppelgänger auf einem Bild von Dante Gabriel Rossetti
[1] vier Doppelgänger auf einem Bild von Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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