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Is it der, die oder das Elfjährige?


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

The word Elfjährige 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 Elfjährige?

How does the declension of Elfjährige work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

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1 Singular Plural
Nominative Elfjährige Elfjährige
Genitive Elfjähriger Elfjähriger
Dative Elfjähriger Elfjährigen
Akkusative Elfjährige Elfjährige
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ die Elfjährige die Elfjährigen
Genitiv der Elfjährigen der Elfjährigen
Dativ der Elfjährigen den Elfjährigen
Akkusativ die Elfjährige die Elfjährigen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ eine Elfjährige keine Elfjährigen
Genitiv einer Elfjährigen keiner Elfjährigen
Dativ einer Elfjährigen keinen Elfjährigen
Akkusativ eine Elfjährige keine Elfjährigen

What is the meaning of Elfjährige in German?

Elfjährige is defined as:

[1] Female child at the age of eleven

[1] weibliches Kind im Alter von elf Jahren

How to use Elfjährige in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Elfjährige with translations in English.

[1] Eine Elfjähriger kann bereits die Menstruation bekommen.

[1] An eleven -year -old can already get the menstruation

[1] Die Elfjährige spricht bereits fließend Spanisch.

[1] The eleven -year -old already speaks fluently Spanishä

[1] In der 6B sind nur wenige Elfjährige.

[1] In the 6b there are only a few eleven -year -olds

[1] Die beiden Elfjährigen treffen sich täglich.

[1] The two eleven -year -olds meet daily

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