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Is it der, die oder das Erstklässler?


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

The word Erstklässler is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

"First grader" is the southern German, Swiss form for the Central German variant of first classes

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 Erstklässler?

How does the declension of Erstklässler 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 Erstklässler die Erstklässler
Genitive des Erstklässlers der Erstklässler
Dative dem Erstklässler den Erstklässlern
Akkusative den Erstklässler die Erstklässler

What is the meaning of Erstklässler in German?

Erstklässler is defined as:

[1] A student who attended the first class (also a secondary school in Austria)

[1] ein Schüler, der die erste Klasse besucht (in Österreich auch einer weiterführenden Schule)

How to use Erstklässler in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erstklässler with translations in English.

[1] „Während einige Kinder mit den Arbeitskarten arbeiten, lautieren zum Beispiel Erstklässler […] mit mir im Nebenraum und machen vielfältige Basisübungen zur phonologischen Bewusstheit und spielerische Übungen zur Satzbildung.“

[1] "While some children work with the work cards, for example, first graders […] with me in the adjoining room and do a variety of basic exercises for phonological awareness and playful exercises on the sentence education" "

[1] „Am deutschen Altstädter Gymnasium besuchen beispielsweise im Schuljahr 1891/92 nur zwei der neun tschechischen Erstklässler das Wahlfach Tschechisch, 1893/94 nur fünf der dreizehn Erstklässler.“

[1] "At the German old town high school, for example, in the school year 1891/92 only two of the nine Czech first graders visit the Czech election subject, 1893/94 only five of the thirteen first graders"

[1] „Auch mit dem Binär- und Hexadezimalsystem wusste er dann später als Erstklässler seine Lehrerin zu verblüffen.“

[1] "Also with the binary and hexadecimal system, he later knew his teacher too amazed as a first grader"

[1] „Baba ab dad. Papa gab Wasser, der Satz, mit dem alle iranischen Erstklässler schreiben lernen.“

[1] "Baba from DaDe Papa gave water, the sentence with which all Iranian first graders learn to write."

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