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Is it der, die oder das Ehepaar?


The correct article in German of Ehepaar is das. So it is das Ehepaar! (nominative case)

The word Ehepaar is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Ehepaar?

How does the declension of Ehepaar 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 das Ehepaar die Ehepaare
Genitive des Ehepaares des Ehepaars der Ehepaare
Dative dem Ehepaar den Ehepaaren
Akkusative das Ehepaar die Ehepaare

What is the meaning of Ehepaar in German?

Ehepaar is defined as:

[1] Married couple

[1] verheiratetes Paar

How to use Ehepaar in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ehepaar with translations in English.

[1] Sie sind seit 24 Jahren ein Ehepaar.

[1] You have been a couple for 24 years

[1] „Wie ein Ehepaar gingen sie langsam und schweigend weiter.“

[1] "Like a couple, they went on slowly and silently"

[1] „Ich wurde von einem fröhlichen älteren Ehepaar aufgenommen, das Obst anbaut und an die Marmeladenfabrik liefert.“

[1] "I was recorded by a happy older couple, grown the fruit and deliver to the jam factory"

[1] „Einmal allerdings gelang es mir, dieses junge Ehepaar Müller glänzend in die Schranken zu verweisen.“

[1] "Once, however, I managed to shine this young couple Müller brilliantly into the barriers"

[1] „Zum Schlafen hatte das Ehepaar feuchte Strohsäcke statt eines Bettes.“

[1] "To sleep, the couple had damp straw bags instead of a bed" "

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