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Is it der, die oder das Ehemann?


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

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

The plural husbands (see Mann) can also be found in older language (16esh-19th century).

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 Ehemann?

How does the declension of Ehemann 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 Ehemann die Ehemänner
Genitive des Ehemannes des Ehemanns der Ehemänner
Dative dem Ehemann dem Ehemanne den Ehemännern
Akkusative den Ehemann die Ehemänner

What is the meaning of Ehemann in German?

Ehemann is defined as:

[1] Married partner in a marriage (in relation to his wife or husband)

[1] verheirateter Partner in einer Ehe (in Beziehung zu seiner Ehefrau oder seinem Ehemann)

How to use Ehemann in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ehemann with translations in English.

[1] Sie hat letzten Sonntag meinen Freund geheiratet, jetzt ist er ihr Ehemann.

[1] She married my friend last Sunday, now he is her husband

[1] „Manchmal erfährt man auch, dass die Mutter gestorben ist oder der Ehemann auf halber Strecke des Lebens verloren gegangen ist.“

[1] "Sometimes you also learn that the mother died or that the husband has been lost halfway of life"

[1] „Einige Tage später schickte Marie ihrem Ehemann einen Abschiedsbrief und verließ Paris, ohne ihren Angehörigen und Freunden ihre Absichten verraten zu haben.“

[1] "A few days later, Marie sent her husband a farewell letter and left Paris without having to tell her relatives and friends her intentions"

[1] „Indische Frauen, die besser ausgebildet sind als ihre Ehemänner und womöglich sogar mehr verdienen, werden mit größerer Wahrscheinlichkeit Opfer häuslicher Gewalt.“

[1] "Indian women who are better trained than their husbands and possibly even earn more, will most likely become victims of domestic violence"

[1] „Als er nun durch die Hochzeit mit meiner Großmutter zu einem reichen Ehemann geworden war, spielte er den Playboy und fand im Spielcasino seinen liebsten Aufenthaltsort.“

[1] "When he had now become a rich husband through the wedding with my grandmother, he played the Playboy and found his favorite residence in the casino"

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