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Is it der, die oder das Drittklässler?


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

The word Drittklässler is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

“Third graders” is the South German, Swiss form for the Central German variant third classes

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 Drittklässler?

How does the declension of Drittklässler 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 Drittklässler die Drittklässler
Genitive des Drittklässlers der Drittklässler
Dative dem Drittklässler den Drittklässlern
Akkusative den Drittklässler die Drittklässler

What is the meaning of Drittklässler in German?

Drittklässler is defined as:

[1] Student who visits the third grade

[1] Schüler, der die dritte Klasse besucht

How to use Drittklässler in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Drittklässler with translations in English.

[1] „Die Schweiz machte einen sehr ordentlichen Auftakt – mit einem winzigen, dafür reichlich verzierten Akkordeon, auf dem ein Drittklässler, herausgeputzt mit Bortenhemd und Hirtenhut, ziemlich verlegen eine kleine Melodie spielte, nachdem er das schmucke Ding als ein »original Schwyzer Handörgeli« vorgestellt hatte.“

[1] “Switzerland made a very decent start - with a tiny, abundant accordion, on which a third grader, cleaned out with a border shirt and shepherd's hat, was quite embarrassed a small melody after playing the neat thing as an» original Schwyzer Handörgeli "Had introduced"

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