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Is it der, die oder das Ehrengast?


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

The word Ehrengast 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 Ehrengast?

How does the declension of Ehrengast 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 Ehrengast die Ehrengäste
Genitive des Ehrengastes des Ehrengasts der Ehrengäste
Dative dem Ehrengast dem Ehrengaste den Ehrengästen
Akkusative den Ehrengast die Ehrengäste

What is the meaning of Ehrengast in German?

Ehrengast is defined as:

[1] Guest who is particularly honored at a certain event/enjoys special discounts

[1] Gast, der bei einem bestimmten Ereignis besonders geehrt wird/besondere Vergünstigungen genießt

How to use Ehrengast in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ehrengast with translations in English.

[1] „Wir sind keine Eindringlinge, sondern Ehrengäste.“

[1] "We are not intruders, but guests of honor"

[1] „Da Blixa der Einzige ist, der einen Anzug trägt und das Im-Mittelpunkt-Stehen in den letzten Jahrzehnten ja schon ein bisschen geübt hat, wird er schließlich vom Wirt messerscharf als der Ehrengast erkannt und mit großer Geste begrüßt.“

[1] "Since Blixa is the only one who has a suit and has practiced the center of the center in recent decades, he is finally recognized by the innkeeper as the guest of honor and greeted with a big gesture"

[1] „Ein paar Jahre später sollte auf diesem Festival der Ehrengast Roman Polanski den Preis des Filmfestes entgegennehmen.“

[1] "A few years later, the guest of honor Roman Polanski should accept the price of the film festival at this festival"

[1] „Dann nahm ich als Ehrengast den ersten Schluck.“

[1] "Then I took the first swallow as a guest of honor"

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