map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Eltern?

The singular "The Easter" is only used in technical terms today

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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.





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 Eltern?

How does the declension of Eltern 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 Eltern
Genitive der Eltern
Dative den Eltern
Akkusative die Eltern

What is the meaning of Eltern in German?

Eltern is defined as:

[1] Father and mother of a child

[1] Vater und Mutter eines Kindes

How to use Eltern in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eltern with translations in English.

[1] Eltern haften für ihre Kinder.

[1] Parents are liable for their children

[1] "Eltern brauchen Zeit, um ihre Kinder ins Leben zu begleiten, und sie brauchen Zeit, wenn Angehörige Unterstützung benötigen oder pflegebedürftig werden."

[1] "Parents need time to accompany their children to life, and they need time when relatives need support or need to be in need of care"

[1] Andere wiederum beneiden die Einzelkinder: wie schön es doch sein müsse, alleine aufzuwachsen, alle Aufmerksamkeit der Eltern zu genießen, sich nichts mit anderen teilen zu müssen.

[1] Others envy the individual children: How nice it should be to grow up alone, to enjoy all the attention of the parents, not have to share anything with others

[1] „Oma und Opa waren da, meine Eltern, mein Bruder Sebastian und Onkel Hugo.“

[1] "Grandma and Grandpa were there, my parents, my brother Sebastian and Uncle Hugoe" "

[1] „Meine Eltern wurden beide kurz nach Kriegsende geboren, in einer Zeit, die keine optimalen Startbedingungen für sie bot:…“

[1] "My parents were both born shortly after the end of the war, at a time that did not offer optimal starting conditions for them: ..."

[1] „Meine Eltern stammten aus der Türkei und hatten zuletzt in Istanbul gelebt.“

[1] "My parents came from Turkey and most recently had lived in Istanbul"

[1] „Der kleine Junge ist nicht das erste Baby mit drei genetischen Eltern.“

[1] "The little boy is not the first baby with three genetic parents"

How do you pronounce Eltern?

Eltern (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Eltern

[1] Eltern mit ihrer Tochter
[1] Eltern mit ihrer Tochter

The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.