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Is it der, die oder das Einzelhaft?


The correct article in German of Einzelhaft is die. So it is die Einzelhaft! (nominative case)

The word Einzelhaft is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Einzelhaft?

How does the declension of Einzelhaft 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 die Einzelhaft
Genitive der Einzelhaft
Dative der Einzelhaft
Akkusative die Einzelhaft

What is the meaning of Einzelhaft in German?

Einzelhaft is defined as:

[1] prison stay in a single cell, without fellow prisoners

[1] Gefängnisaufenthalt in einer Einzelzelle, ohne Mitgefangene

How to use Einzelhaft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einzelhaft with translations in English.

[1] Für den äußerst gewalttätigen Häftling wurde Einzelhaft angeordnet.

[1] For the extremely violent prisoner, solitary confinement was arranged

[1] „Sie sollten in Einzelhaft und bei karger Kost bis zu den Junisitzungen weiter darüber nachdenken.“

[1] "You should continue to think about it in solitary confinement and with a barren food up to the juni sessions"

[1] „Sie geben die Meldung zu, ich verfüge Einzelhaft bis auf weiteres, drei Tage Bettentzug, Hofentzug, Schreibverbot und die üblichen Nebenstrafen.“

[1] "You admit the message, I have solvents, three days of bed withdrawal, courtyard withdrawal, ban on writing and the usual secondary penalty"

[1] „Die Gefangenen werden in Einzelhaft, Zellenhaft und Gemeinschaftshaft untergebracht.“

[1] "The prisoners are accommodated in solitary confinement, cells and jointly"

[1] „Wir wurden zurück auf die Insel geschickt und kamen erneut in Einzelhaft, diesmal allerdings zwanzig Tage.“

[1] "We were sent back to the island and came back to solitary confinement, but this time twenty Tagemee" "

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