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Is it der, die oder das Erstgeborener?


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

The word Erstgeborener 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 Erstgeborener?

How does the declension of Erstgeborener 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 Erstgeborener Erstgeborene
Genitive Erstgeborenen Erstgeborener
Dative Erstgeborenem Erstgeborenen
Akkusative Erstgeborenen Erstgeborene
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ der Erstgeborene die Erstgeborenen
Genitiv des Erstgeborenen der Erstgeborenen
Dativ dem Erstgeborenen den Erstgeborenen
Akkusativ den Erstgeborenen die Erstgeborenen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ ein Erstgeborener keine Erstgeborenen
Genitiv eines Erstgeborenen keiner Erstgeborenen
Dativ einem Erstgeborenen keinen Erstgeborenen
Akkusativ einen Erstgeborenen keine Erstgeborenen

What is the meaning of Erstgeborener in German?

Erstgeborener is defined as:

[1] son ​​who was the first to be born in a series of siblings

[1] Sohn, der in einer Reihe von Geschwistern als erster auf die Welt kam

How to use Erstgeborener in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erstgeborener with translations in English.

[1] „Das Spiel von jüngeren Geschwistern entwickelt sich daher in einer anderen Weise als es bei Erstgeborenen oder Einzelkindern der Fall ist.“

[1] "The game of younger siblings therefore develops in a different way than the case is in the case of firstborns or individual children"

[1] „Am Rückspiegel baumelten die selbstgehäkelten Schühchen seines Erstgeborenen.“

[1] "On the rearview mirror, the self -crocheted shoes of his firstborn man dangled"

[1] „Der Erstgeborene erhält einen biblischen Prophetennamen, was ihn in die jüdische Tradition einbinden soll.“

[1] "The firstborn receives a biblical prophet name, which is supposed to involve him in the Jewish tradition"

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