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Is it der, die oder das Elternabend?


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

The word Elternabend 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 Elternabend?

How does the declension of Elternabend 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 Elternabend die Elternabende
Genitive des Elternabends der Elternabende
Dative dem Elternabend den Elternabenden
Akkusative den Elternabend die Elternabende

What is the meaning of Elternabend in German?

Elternabend is defined as:

[1] Assembly in which the parents of students get the opportunity to talk to their teachers about the academic performance and the general amount of their children as well as about organizational matters and to exchange ideas with other parents - for reasons of compatibility with working hours mostly in the evening

[1] Versammlung, bei der die Eltern von Schülern Gelegenheit bekommen, mit deren Lehrern über die schulischen Leistungen und das allgemeine Betragen ihrer Kinder sowie über organisatorische Angelegenheiten zu sprechen und sich mit anderen Eltern auszutauschen – aus Gründen der Vereinbarkeit mit der Arbeitszeit meist am Abend

How to use Elternabend in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Elternabend with translations in English.

[1] Von manchen Zensuren ihrer Kinder erfahren die Eltern frühestens beim nächsten Elternabend.

[1] The parents experience some grades of their children at the earliest at the next parents' evening

[1] „Und wenn er dann in die Schule gehen wird, wird sie zum Elternabend gehen und sich erkundigen, ob er sich auch anstrengt und sich anständig benimmt.“

[1] "And if he will go to school, she will go to the parents' evening and inquire whether he is also tired and properly behaved"

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