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Is it der, die oder das Eheleute?

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 Eheleute?

How does the declension of Eheleute 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 die Eheleute
Genitive der Eheleute
Dative den Eheleuten
Akkusative die Eheleute

What is the meaning of Eheleute in German?

Eheleute has various definitions in German:

[1] Two people who married together with each other

[1] zwei Personen, die miteinander verheiratet sind; Ehepaar

[2] People who married together with each other

[2] Personen, die miteinander verheiratet sind; Ehepaare

How to use Eheleute in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eheleute with translations in English.

[1] Das Haus, in dem die jungen Eheleute wohnten, war recht altmodisch.

[1] The house in which the young spouses lived was quite old fashion

[1] „Haben beide Eheleute Anspruch auf Ausgleichszulage und leben sie im gemeinsamen Haushalt, so gebührt der Zuschuss nur zur höheren Pension; […]“

[1] "If both spouses are entitled to compensation and live in the common household, the subsidy only goes to the higher pension [...]"

[1] „Sind beide Eheleute oder eingetragene PartnerInnen [sic] als Kind bzw. Schwiegerkind im selben land(forst)wirtschaftlichen Betrieb hauptberuflich beschäftigt, so sind beide nach § 2 Abs. 1 Z 2 in der Pensionsversicherung pflichtversichert.“

[1] "If both spouses or registered partners [sic] are employed as a child or in -law in the same country (forest) economic operation, both are compulsorily insured under Section 2 (1) 2 in pension insurance."

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