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Is it der, die oder das Erschossener?


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

The word Erschossener 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 Erschossener?

How does the declension of Erschossener work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

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1 Singular Plural
Nominative Erschossener Erschossene
Genitive Erschossenen Erschossener
Dative Erschossenem Erschossenen
Akkusative Erschossenen Erschossene
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ der Erschossene die Erschossenen
Genitiv des Erschossenen der Erschossenen
Dativ dem Erschossenen den Erschossenen
Akkusativ den Erschossenen die Erschossenen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ ein Erschossener keine Erschossenen
Genitiv eines Erschossenen keiner Erschossenen
Dativ einem Erschossenen keinen Erschossenen
Akkusativ einen Erschossenen keine Erschossenen

What is the meaning of Erschossener in German?

Erschossener is defined as:

[1] person who was killed with a firearm

[1] Person, die mit einer Schusswaffe getötet wurde

How to use Erschossener in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erschossener with translations in English.

[1] „Da der Mörder ein angesehener Mann aus bester Gesellschaft ist, soll Lizzie vor Gericht aussagen, der Erschossene habe versucht, sie zu vergewaltigen.“

[1] "Since the murderer is a respected man from the best company, Lizzie should say in court that the shot has tried to rape it"

[1] „Die Auswertung einer großen Fülle an Handydaten habe ergeben, dass der Erschossene zwar keinerlei Kontakt zu den drei Angeklagten gehabt habe, sehr wohl aber zu jenen mutmaßlichen Dealern, mit denen die Angeklagten im Streit um Geld lagen und die in einem separaten Verfahren wegen Drogenhandels angeklagt sind.“

[1] “The evaluation of a large abundance of cell phone data showed that the shot had not had any contact with the three defendants, but very much for the alleged dealers with whom the accused were in the dispute over money and that proceeded in a separate Diagous to drug trafficking.

[1] „Unter den Erschossenen befand sich auch Velvele, mit vollem Namen Valentin Pinkert, der kleine jüdische Junge auf dem Dreirad – auf dem abgedruckten alten Foto – der von deutschen Mördern in Uniform erschossen wurde.“

[1] "There were also Velvele among the shot, with a full name Valentin Pinkert, the little Jewish boy on the tricycle - on the printed old photo - who was shot by German murderers in uniform"

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