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Is it der, die oder das Entwicklungshelfer?


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

The word Entwicklungshelfer 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 Entwicklungshelfer?

How does the declension of Entwicklungshelfer 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 Entwicklungshelfer die Entwicklungshelfer
Genitive des Entwicklungshelfers der Entwicklungshelfer
Dative dem Entwicklungshelfer den Entwicklungshelfern
Akkusative den Entwicklungshelfer die Entwicklungshelfer

What is the meaning of Entwicklungshelfer in German?

Entwicklungshelfer is defined as:

[1] Person who voluntarily and usually contributes to its structure for a limited period of time in a developing country

[1] Person, die freiwillig und in der Regel für einen begrenzten Zeitraum in einem Entwicklungsland an dessen Aufbau mitwirkt

How to use Entwicklungshelfer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Entwicklungshelfer with translations in English.

[1] „Ich war zum Essen bei einem französischen Entwicklungshelfer in Bobo-Dioulasso eingeladen.“

[1] "I was invited to eat with a French development assistant in Bobo-Dioulasso"

[1] „Aber wir durften uns bei der Ankunft auf etwas freuen: Angel hatte auf ihrer legendären LKW-Reise in Mali einige Entwicklungshelfer kennengelernt, und über einen davon hatte sie vage Kontakte in den Niger aufbauen können.“

[1] "But we were able to look forward to something on arrival: Angel had met some development helpers on her legendary truck trip in Mali, and she had been able to build vague contacts in the Niger about one of them"

[1] „Ein älterer Typ will mir ein Foto von irgendeinem Entwicklungshelfer zeigen, den er vor zwanzig Jahren gekannt hat.“

[1] "An older guy wants to show me a photo of some development aid that he knew twenty years ago"

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