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Is it der, die oder das Ellbogen?


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

The word Ellbogen is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Ellbogen?

How does the declension of Ellbogen 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 Ellbogen die Ellbogen
Genitive des Ellbogens der Ellbogen
Dative dem Ellbogen den Ellbogen
Akkusative den Ellbogen die Ellbogen

What is the meaning of Ellbogen in German?

Ellbogen is defined as:

[1] Anatomy: Bone process of sitting on the forearm and the upper arm on the joint and upper arm.

[1] Anatomie: am Unterarm und Oberarm verbindendem Gelenk sitzender Knochenfortsatz

How to use Ellbogen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ellbogen with translations in English.

[1] Ich habe mir den Ellbogen gebrochen.

[1] I broke the elbow

[1] „Nikolai ließ sich schwer auf seinen Polsterstuhl fallen, zündete eine Zigarre an und verlas dann, beide Ellbogen auf den Tisch gestützt, sein Referat.“

[1] "Nikolai was difficult to fall on his upholstered chair, lit a cigar and then read his speaker on the table, both elbows on the table"

[1] „Es wurden alle Wunden genäht, drei Kirschnerdrähte im Bereich des Oberarmkopfes eingeschlagen und am Oberarm beim Ellbogen eine Verplattung mit einer Verschraubung durchgeführt.“

[1] "All wounds were sewn, three cherry wires in the area of ​​the upper arm head and a plea on the upper arm on the upper arm carried out with a screw connection"

[1] „Plötzlich stieß Stefan sie mit dem Ellbogen an.“

[1] "Suddenly Stefan pushed her with the elbow"

[1] „Noby rappelte sich mit schmerzerfülltem Gesicht auf, und als er stand, beugte er sich sogleich nach vorne, sog geräuschvoll Luft in sich ein, um sodann mit der linken Hand nach seinem rechten Ellbogen zu greifen.“

[1] "Noby got up with a pain -filled face, and when he stood, he immediately leaned forward, so -called, so -noise air, so that he can grab his left hand to his right elbow"

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[1] ein Ellbogen
[1] ein Ellbogen

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