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Is it der, die oder das Einzelgänger?


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

The word Einzelgänger 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 Einzelgänger?

How does the declension of Einzelgänger 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 Einzelgänger die Einzelgänger
Genitive des Einzelgängers der Einzelgänger
Dative dem Einzelgänger den Einzelgängern
Akkusative den Einzelgänger die Einzelgänger

What is the meaning of Einzelgänger in German?

Einzelgänger has various definitions in German:

[1] person who tends to keep away from other people

[1] Person, die dazu neigt, sich von anderen Personen fernzuhalten

[2] Animal, which mostly lives individually and not in the pack

[2] Tier, das überwiegend einzeln und nicht im Rudel lebt

How to use Einzelgänger in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einzelgänger with translations in English.

[1] Er führte sich schon immer als Einzelgänger auf.

[1] He has always led as a loner

[1] „Außerdem war Richard ein Einzelgänger, und Einzelgänger waren den meisten Inselbewohnern unheimlich.“

[1] "In addition, Richard was a loner, and most islanders were unelightful"

[1] „Seinen Schilderungen nach mußte es sich bei Schefold um einen Sonderling handeln, einen seltsam wirklichkeitsfremden und dabei leichtsinnigen Einzelgänger.“

[1] "According to his descriptions, Schefold had to be a nerd, a strange stranger to realize and recklessly loner."

[1] „Nur war Renner kein großer Einzelgänger, sondern Mitglied der von Adler zusammengeführten Sozialdemokratie, die bis ins 20. Jahrhundert hinein eine gesamtösterreichische Partei blieb.“

[1] "Only Renner was not a great loner, but a member of the social democracy summarized by Adler, who remained an overall Austrian party until the 20 -hour century."

[1] „Der Amokläufer sei ein unauffälliger Einzelgänger, der selbst in seinem Schützenverein keine großen Freundschaften pflegte, aber immer sehr nett gegrüßt habe.“

[1] "The gunman is an unobtrusive loner who did not maintain any great friendships even in his shooting club, but always greeted very nicely"

[2] Erwachsene männliche Bären leben als Einzelgänger.

[2] adult male bears live as a loner

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