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Is it der, die oder das Erwachsene?


The correct article in German of Erwachsene is die. So it is die Erwachsene! (nominative case)

The word Erwachsene is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Erwachsene?

How does the declension of Erwachsene 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 Erwachsene Erwachsene
Genitive Erwachsener Erwachsener
Dative Erwachsener Erwachsenen
Akkusative Erwachsene Erwachsene
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ die Erwachsene die Erwachsenen
Genitiv der Erwachsenen der Erwachsenen
Dativ der Erwachsenen den Erwachsenen
Akkusativ die Erwachsene die Erwachsenen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ eine Erwachsene keine Erwachsenen
Genitiv einer Erwachsenen keiner Erwachsenen
Dativ einer Erwachsenen keinen Erwachsenen
Akkusativ eine Erwachsene keine Erwachsenen

What is the meaning of Erwachsene in German?

Erwachsene is defined as:

[1] Physically and cognitively mature woman

[1] körperlich und kognitiv reife Frau

How to use Erwachsene in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erwachsene with translations in English.

[1] Ihr dürft nur auf den Spielplatz, wenn eine Erwachsene mitkommt.

[1] You are only allowed on the playground if an adult comes with you .

How do you pronounce Erwachsene?


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