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Is it der, die oder das Elfer?


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

The word Elfer 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 Elfer?

How does the declension of Elfer 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 Elfer die Elfer
Genitive des Elfers der Elfer
Dative dem Elfer den Elfern
Akkusative den Elfer die Elfer

What is the meaning of Elfer in German?

Elfer has various definitions in German:

[1] colloquial, general: something with size, value, measure or number 11

[1] umgangssprachlich, allgemein: etwas mit Größe, Wert, Maß oder Nummer 11

[2] Football: penalty that is carried out eleven meters in front of the goal

[2] Fußball: Strafstoß, der elf Meter vor dem Tor ausgeführt wird

[3] In Germany, however, colloquially, general: the number 11

[3] in Deutschland allerdings umgangssprachlich, allgemein: die Zahl 11

How to use Elfer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Elfer with translations in English.

[1] Welchen Schraubenschlüssel brauchst du? – den Elfer!

[1] Which wrenches do you need - the 911

[1] „Die Elfer sind letzte Woche nach Melchester und von dort weitergezogen.“

[1] "The 911 are after Melchester last week and moved on from there"

[2] Der Fußballer hat den Elfer verwandelt.

[2] The footballer has transformed the 911

[2] „Eigentlich ist es keine Schwierigkeit, einen Elfmeter zu verwandeln. Aber selbst die besten Fußballer der Welt haben schon Elfer verschossen.“

[2] "Actually, it is no difficulty to transform a penalty but even the best footballers in the world have already shot 911."

[3] Wer hat hier einen Elfer hingemalt?

[3] Who has a 91ment here

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