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Is it der, die oder das Erzbischof?


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

The word Erzbischof 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 Erzbischof?

How does the declension of Erzbischof 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 Erzbischof die Erzbischöfe
Genitive des Erzbischofs des Erzbischofes der Erzbischöfe
Dative dem Erzbischof den Erzbischöfen
Akkusative den Erzbischof die Erzbischöfe

What is the meaning of Erzbischof in German?

Erzbischof is defined as:

[1] Bishop of an archdiocese or an archbishopric, head of a church province

[1] Bischof einer Erzdiözese oder eines Erzbistums, Leiter einer kirchlichen Provinz

How to use Erzbischof in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erzbischof with translations in English.

[1] „Die Erzbischöfe von Köln waren mächtige Leute, Kanzler und Kurfürsten des Heiligen Römischen Reiches Deutscher Nation.“

[1] "The Archbishops of Cologne were powerful people, chancellors and electors of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation"

[1] „Auch Erzbischof Balduins Nachfolger unterstützten das mittlerweile sehr angesehene Kloster.“

[1] "Archbishop Balduin's successor also supported the now very respected monastery"

[1] „Es ist eine Ausgabe der Beschlüsse der gleichermaßen verfassungsgeschichtlich und kirchenrechtlich für das Erzbistum Mainz wegweisenden Provinzialsynode, die vom 11. bis 13. Mai 1310 unter dem Vorsitz des Mainzer Erzbischofes Peter von Aspelt in Mainz abgehalten wurde.“

[1] "It is an issue of the resolutions of the provincial synod, which was pioneering and church law for the Archdiocese of Mainz, which was held from May 11th to 13th, 1310 under the chair of the Archbishop Peter von Aspelt in Mainz."

[1] „Er gab mir einen Brief an den Erzbischof von Cosenza mit, in dem er mich diesem warm empfahl und ihn bat, mich auf seine Kosten nach Neapel zu schicken.“

[1] "He gave me a letter to the Archbishop of Cosenza, in which he recommended me warm and asked him to send me to Naples at his expense"

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