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Is it der, die oder das Eigentümer?


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

The word Eigentümer 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 Eigentümer?

How does the declension of Eigentümer 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 Eigentümer die Eigentümer
Genitive des Eigentümers der Eigentümer
Dative dem Eigentümer den Eigentümern
Akkusative den Eigentümer die Eigentümer

What is the meaning of Eigentümer in German?

Eigentümer is defined as:

[1] The person who has the legal rule over one thing

[1] diejenige Person, die die rechtliche Herrschaft über eine Sache hat

How to use Eigentümer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eigentümer with translations in English.

[1] Klaus ist Eigentümer dieses Fahrrads.

[1] Klaus is the owner of this bicycle

[1] Frau Petra Meyer ist der Eigentümer dieses Hauses.

[1] Ms. Petra Meyer is the owner of this house

[1] „Auch Eigentümer einer vermieteten Immobilie müssen mit ungeplanten Kosten für Reparaturen oder Nachzahlungen rechnen.“

[1] "Owners of a rented property must also expect unplanned costs for repairs or additional payments"

[1] „Bleiben wir vor einer Bude stehen, und der Eigentümer ist abwesend, kommt er nicht herbeigesprungen, um uns hineinzunötigen.“

[1] "Let's stand in front of a booth, and the owner is absent, he does not come in to get us into it"

[1] „Aber die Eigentümer erlaubten das nicht, sie hatten bereits überall ihre Sachen ausgebreitet.“

[1] "But the owners did not allow this, they had already spread their things everywhere"

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