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Is it der, die oder das Erwerbsloser?


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

The word Erwerbsloser 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 Erwerbsloser?

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

What is the meaning of Erwerbsloser in German?

Erwerbsloser is defined as:

[1] person without a paid, professional activity

[1] Person ohne eine bezahlte, berufliche Tätigkeit

How to use Erwerbsloser in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erwerbsloser with translations in English.

[1] „Die sozialen Transferleistungen für Erwerbslose sind hierzulande im internationalen Vergleich hoch.“

[1] "The social transfer payments for unemployed people are high in this country in international comparison"

[1] „Wenn die Pensionäre die Erwerbslosen nicht sehen konnten, so zahlten die ihnen das zehnfach zurück!“

[1] "If the pensioners could not see the unemployed, they paid them ten times back"

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