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Is it der, die oder das Einzelfall?


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

The word Einzelfall 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 Einzelfall?

How does the declension of Einzelfall 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 Einzelfall die Einzelfälle
Genitive des Einzelfalls des Einzelfalles der Einzelfälle
Dative dem Einzelfall dem Einzelfalle den Einzelfällen
Akkusative den Einzelfall die Einzelfälle

What is the meaning of Einzelfall in German?

Einzelfall has various definitions in German:

[1] Unique event, unique appearance

[1] einmaliges Ereignis, einmalige Erscheinung

[2] concrete, individual case

[2] konkreter, individueller Fall

How to use Einzelfall in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einzelfall with translations in English.

[1] „Das war kein Einzelfall, sondern vielerorts die Regel.“

[1] "That was not an isolated case, but in many places the rule"

[2] „Bei der Analyse der Einzelfälle ergaben sich viele Überschreitungen der zugelassenen Höchstwerte.“

[2] "When analyzing the individual cases, there were many exceedance of the approved maximum values"

[2] „In Ländern mit freier Presse geistern spektakuläre Einzelfälle wochenlang durch die Medien und hinterlassen den Eindruck, man lebe in einem Land voller Massenmörder.“

[2] "In countries with free press, spectacular individual cases through the media for weeks and leave the impression that you live in a country full of mass murder" "

[2] „Manchmal kann man nur aus dem Gesamtinhalt erschließen, um welche Bedeutung es sich im Einzelfall handelt.“

[2] "Sometimes you can only open up from the overall content, what importance it is in individual cases"

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