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Is it der, die oder das Erlöser?


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

The word Erlöser 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 Erlöser?

How does the declension of Erlöser 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 Erlöser die Erlöser
Genitive des Erlösers der Erlöser
Dative dem Erlöser den Erlösern
Akkusative den Erlöser die Erlöser

What is the meaning of Erlöser in German?

Erlöser has various definitions in German:

[1] (male ☆) Person who freed/redeem someone from something

[1] (männliche☆) Person, die jemanden von etwas befreit/erlöst

[2] Christianity: Jesus Christ as Messiah and Son of God, who is supposed to free people from everything negative

[2] Christentum: Jesus Christus als Messias und Sohn Gottes, der die Menschen von allem Negativen befreien soll

How to use Erlöser in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erlöser with translations in English.

[1] Ewald erschien uns als Erlöser.

[1] Ewald appeared to us as a Redeemer.

[2] „Schon zweihundert Jahre vor Christi Geburt hatten andere Propheten verkündet, der versprochene Messias werde der Erlöser der ganzen Welt sein.“

[2] "Already two hundred years before the birth of Christ, other prophets had announced that the promised Messiah would be the Redeemer of the whole world"

[2] „Jemandem, der alles vergöttlicht, konnte diese Statue sehr leicht als Abbild unseres Erlösers erscheinen, denn der Bildhauer hatte den Kopf mit einer Art Heiligenschein umgeben, mit dem die Bildhauer und Maler die Heiligen darstellen.“

[2] "Someone who deeds everything could appear very easily as an image of our Redeemer, because the sculptor had surrounded the head with a kind of halo with which the sculptors and painters represent the holy people"

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