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Is it der, die oder das Dreijähriger?


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

The word Dreijähriger 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 Dreijähriger?

How does the declension of Dreijähriger work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

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1 Singular Plural
Nominative Dreijähriger Dreijährige
Genitive Dreijährigen Dreijähriger
Dative Dreijährigem Dreijährigen
Akkusative Dreijährigen Dreijährige
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ der Dreijährige die Dreijährigen
Genitiv des Dreijährigen der Dreijährigen
Dativ dem Dreijährigen den Dreijährigen
Akkusativ den Dreijährigen die Dreijährigen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ ein Dreijähriger keine Dreijährigen
Genitiv eines Dreijährigen keiner Dreijährigen
Dativ einem Dreijährigen keinen Dreijährigen
Akkusativ einen Dreijährigen keine Dreijährigen

What is the meaning of Dreijähriger in German?

Dreijähriger is defined as:

[1] Boy at the age of three

[1] Junge im Alter von drei Jahren

How to use Dreijähriger in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dreijähriger with translations in English.

[1] Der Dreijährige besucht den Kindergarten.

[1] The three -year -old visits kindergarten

[1] „Dafür, dass Noah gerade erst mit der Eingewöhnung fertig war, als der Lockdown kam, marschiert der Dreijährige extrem entspannt in die Kita.“

[1] "For the fact that Noah was only ready when the Lockdown came to get used to it, the three -year -old marches extremely relaxed into the daycare center"

[1] „Ein 25 Jahre alter Vater ist mit seinen drei Kindern auf einem Tretboot unterwegs, als der Dreijährige ins Wasser fällt.“

[1] "A 25 -year -old father and his three children are on a pedal boat when the three -year -old falls into the water"

[1] „Die Vorwürfe wegen fahrlässiger Tötung hatten sich hauptsächlich gegen zwei Ärztinnen des Klinikums Hanau gerichtet, wo der Dreijährige kurz vor seinem Tod wegen einer geplanten Rachenmandel-Operation vorgestellt worden war, wie die Staatsanwaltschaft Hanau am Dienstag mitteilte.“

[1] "The allegations of negligent killing had mainly directed against two doctors of the Hanau Clinic, where the three-year-old was presented shortly before his death because of a planned thigh almond operation, as the Hanau public prosecutor announced on Tuesday"

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