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Is it der, die oder das Drahtzieher?


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

The word Drahtzieher 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 Drahtzieher?

How does the declension of Drahtzieher 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 Drahtzieher die Drahtzieher
Genitive des Drahtziehers der Drahtzieher
Dative dem Drahtzieher den Drahtziehern
Akkusative den Drahtzieher die Drahtzieher

What is the meaning of Drahtzieher in German?

Drahtzieher has various definitions in German:

[1] someone made of metal with the help of drawing machines wire

[1] jemand, der aus Metall mit Hilfe von Ziehmaschinen Draht herstellt

[2] Translated, pejorative: someone who makes decisions in the background and plans (often illegal) actions, but cannot be recognized as a person responsible

[2] übertragen, abwertend: jemand, der im Hintergrund Entscheidungen trifft und (oft ungesetzliche) Aktionen plant, aber nicht als Verantwortlicher zu erkennen ist

How to use Drahtzieher in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Drahtzieher with translations in English.

[1] Die gute Qualität des Drahts lässt auf einen geschulten Drahtzieher schließen.

[1] The good quality of the wire allows a trained mastermind

[2] Die Schmuggler wurden an der Grenze verhaftet, aber die Drahtzieher wird man nicht zu fassen bekommen.

[2] The smugglers were arrested at the border, but the masterminds will not be grasped

[2] Die mutmaßlichen Drahtzieher des Anschlags vermuten die Sicherheitsbehörden in den Reihen der Aufständischen.

[2] The alleged masterminds of the attack suspect the security authorities in the ranks of the insurgent

[2] „Auch alle anderen Drahtzieher des Staatsstreichs in der jungen Republik Kongo kamen ungeschoren davon.“

[2] "All other masterminds of the State Cancer in the Young Republic of Congo also got away"

[2] „Bald gab es in der Presse Spekulationen über die tatsächlichen Drahtzieher beim Abgang Glogowskis.“

[2] "Soon there was speculation about the actual masterminds during the Glogowskisä" exit "

[2] „Wir bekamen zwar nie heraus, ob O.B. tatsächlich einer der Marlboro-Männer war, aber beim Essen erfuhren wir, dass er einer der Drahtzieher bei der Tuareg-Rebellenbewegung gewesen war.“

[2] “We never got out whether Oab. In fact, one of the Marlboro men was, but while eating we learned that he had been one of the masterminds at the Tuareg rebel movement. ”

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