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Is it der, die oder das Ehepartner?


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

The word Ehepartner 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 Ehepartner?

How does the declension of Ehepartner 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 Ehepartner die Ehepartner
Genitive des Ehepartners der Ehepartner
Dative dem Ehepartner den Ehepartnern
Akkusative den Ehepartner die Ehepartner

What is the meaning of Ehepartner in German?

Ehepartner is defined as:

[1] One of the two people who are married together

[1] eine der zwei Personen, die miteinander verheiratet sind

How to use Ehepartner in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ehepartner with translations in English.

[1] Die beiden sind nicht nur miteinander befreundet, sie sind Ehepartner.

[1] The two are not only friends with each other, they are spouses

[1] „Andere Freunde mit arabischen Ehepartnern haben auch aufgegeben, sie sind nun in Kanada.“[1]

[1] "Other friends with Arab spouses have also given up, they are now in Canada" [1]

[1] „Ab 1. Juli fließt die Hälfte von all dem, was der Gatte während der Ehe erwirbt, automatisch dem Ehepartner in die Handtasche.“[2]

[1] "From 1. July, half flows from all of what the husband acquires during marriage, automatically the spouse in the purse." [2]

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