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Is it der, die oder das Erwachsener?


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

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

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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 Erwachsener?

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

What is the meaning of Erwachsener in German?

Erwachsener is defined as:

[1] An grown -up person (man) a person (man) who exceeded a certain age or mental or physical stage

[1] ein erwachsener Mensch (Mann); ein Mensch (Mann), der ein bestimmtes Alter bzw. mentales oder körperliches Entwicklungsstadium vom Jugendlichen her überschritten hat, also der Jugend entwachsen ist

How to use Erwachsener in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erwachsener with translations in English.

[1] Erwachsene sehen alles anders. Erwachsene dürfen alles und verbieten uns Kindern vieles.

[1] Adults see everything other's adults are allowed to do everything and forbid us a lot.

[1] „Zu den Todesopfern zählen Männer und Frauen, Kinder und Jugendliche: […] 13 Erwachsene zwischen 31 und 40 Jahren, darunter eine Frau; 12 Erwachsene zwischen 41 und 80 Jahren, darunter drei Frauen […].“

[1] “Men and women, children and adolescents include deaths: […] 13 adults between 31 and 40 years, including a woman's 12 adults between 41 and 80 years, including three women […] Ä”

[1] „Zunächst einmal werden nur Haushalte betrachtet mit einem männlichen und einem weiblichen Erwachsenen, da die Arbeitsteilung zwischen den Geschlechtern im Vordergrund steht.“

[1] First of all, only households are viewed with a male and a female adult, since the division of labor between the sexes is in the foreground "

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