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Is it der, die oder das Einzelperson?


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

The word Einzelperson 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 Einzelperson?

How does the declension of Einzelperson 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 Einzelperson die Einzelpersonen
Genitive der Einzelperson der Einzelpersonen
Dative der Einzelperson den Einzelpersonen
Akkusative die Einzelperson die Einzelpersonen

What is the meaning of Einzelperson in German?

Einzelperson is defined as:

[1] Person, for themselves without an attachment/companion/helper or the like

[1] Person, für sich allein ohne Anhang/Begleiter/Helfer oder dergleichen

How to use Einzelperson in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einzelperson with translations in English.

[1] „Betten wurden nächteweise an Einzelpersonen, Paare oder Dreigespanne vermietet - an so viele Menschen, wie eben nötig waren, um die Miete aufzubringen.“

[1] "Beds were rented to individuals, couples or three teams at night - to as many people as necessary to raise the rent"

[1] „Mit der Betrachtung des aktiven Wortschatzes von Einzelpersonen ist bereits die Sprach- beziehungsweise Wortverwendung thematisiert worden.“

[1] "With the consideration of the active vocabulary of individuals, language or word use has already been discussed"

[1] „So vieles ist bereits bekannt, und so viel Neues wird jeden Tag entdeckt, daß es die Fähigkeit einer Einzelperson übersteigt, das alles aufzunehmen.“

[1] "So much is already known, and so much new is discovered every day that it exceeds the ability of an individual to take up all of this"

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