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Is it der, die oder das Einzelkind?


The correct article in German of Einzelkind is das. So it is das Einzelkind! (nominative case)

The word Einzelkind is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Einzelkind?

How does the declension of Einzelkind 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 das Einzelkind die Einzelkinder
Genitive des Einzelkindes des Einzelkinds der Einzelkinder
Dative dem Einzelkind dem Einzelkinde den Einzelkindern
Akkusative das Einzelkind die Einzelkinder

What is the meaning of Einzelkind in German?

Einzelkind is defined as:

[1] child or teenager without siblings

[1] Kind oder Jugendlicher ohne Geschwister

How to use Einzelkind in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einzelkind with translations in English.

[1] „Ich habe überhaupt keine Geschwister, ich bin Einzelkind.“[1]

[1] "I have no siblings at all, I'm single kind at" [1]

[1] „Mag sein: Mein Leben als Einzelkind und der spärliche Umgang mit Gleichaltrigen haben mich zum Sonderling und Grübler gemacht.“[2]

[1] "may be: my life as a single child and the sparse handling of the same authentals made me a nerd and broodler killing" [2]

[1] „Und unser Einzelkind ist erstaunlich schnell zum angepassten Geschwisterkind mutiert.“[3]

[1] "And our single child is surprisingly fast to the customized sibling child mutated ." [3]

[1] „Durch ihre Familienstruktur haben Einzelkinder mehr Kontaktmöglichkeiten mit Erwachsenen als Kinder in größeren Familien.“[4]

[1] "Through your family structure, single children have more contact with adults as children in larger families" [4]

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