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Is it der, die oder das Ehegatte?


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

The word Ehegatte 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 Ehegatte?

How does the declension of Ehegatte 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 Ehegatte die Ehegatten
Genitive des Ehegatten der Ehegatten
Dative dem Ehegatten den Ehegatten
Akkusative den Ehegatten die Ehegatten

What is the meaning of Ehegatte in German?

Ehegatte has various definitions in German:

[1] male partner in a marriage

[1] männlicher Partner in einer Ehe

[2] Formal, for example in the case law: one of the two spouses

[2] formal, zum Beispiel in der Rechtsprechung: einer der beiden Ehepartner

How to use Ehegatte in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ehegatte with translations in English.

[1] Der Ehegatte war als Hausmann im Haushalt tätig.

[1] The spouse was a household as a household man

[2] Für diese Art der Schulden muss der Ehegatte mit einstehen beziehungsweise aufkommen.

[2] For this type of debt, the spouse must stand up for this type of debt or to come

[2] „Beide Ehegatten wechselten einen Blick lächelnder Selbstzufriedenheit, denn jeder von ihnen glaubte, die Ehre dieses Besuches auf seine Rechnung setzen zu dürfen.“

[2] "Both spouses changed a look at smiling complacency, because each of them believed that they were allowed to honor the honor of this visit"

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