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Is it der, die oder das Einwohner?


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

The word Einwohner 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 Einwohner?

How does the declension of Einwohner 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 Einwohner die Einwohner
Genitive des Einwohners der Einwohner
Dative dem Einwohner den Einwohnern
Akkusative den Einwohner die Einwohner

What is the meaning of Einwohner in German?

Einwohner is defined as:

[1] a person permanently residing in a specific, demarcated administrative unit, a countable element of the population

[1] eine Person, die fest eine bestimmte, abgegrenzte Verwaltungseinheit bewohnt, ein zählbares Element von Bevölkerung

How to use Einwohner in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einwohner with translations in English.

[1] Die Stadt Soundso hat 50.000 Einwohner.

[1] The city of So-and-so has a population of 50,000.

[1] Die Menge aller Einwohner einer Wohneinheit (Dorf, Stadt, Gemeinde, Kreis, Bezirk, Kanton, Bundesland, Land, Erdteil, Welt) nennt man Bevölkerung.

[1] The total of all inhabitants of a residential unit (village, city, municipality, district, district, canton, federal state, country, continent, world) is called population.

[1] „Rund 250000 Einwohner und Flüchtlinge kauerten hinter den Mauern, in den Lagern lagen Schwerverwundete.“[2]

[1] "Around 250,000 residents and refugees crouched behind the walls, and there were seriously wounded people in the camps" [2]

[1] „Das kleine Städtchen Ilulissat liegt 250 Kilometer nördlich des Polarkreises, hat fünftausend Einwohner und ebenso viele Schlittenhunde, einhundert angemeldete Autos, aber keine Ampel.“[3]

[1] "The small town of Ilulissat is 250 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, has five thousand inhabitants and just as many sled dogs, one hundred registered cars, but no traffic lights." [3]

[1] „Das Kurfürstentum Sachsen hatte in Seumes Geburtsjahr rund 1 635 000 Einwohner, 50000 weniger als vor dem Siebenjährigen Krieg.“[4]

[1] "The Electorate of Saxony had around 1,635,000 inhabitants in Seume's year of birth, 50,000 fewer than before the Seven Years' War." [4]

[1] „Für Europa schätzt man um 1600 rund 100 Millionen Einwohner, für Amerika vor den Reisen des Columbus etwa 10 Millionen Einwohner.“[5]

[1] "Europe is estimated to have around 100 million inhabitants around 1600, and America around 10 million inhabitants before the journeys of Columbus ." [5]

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