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Is it der, die oder das Erzfeind?


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

The word Erzfeind 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 Erzfeind?

How does the declension of Erzfeind 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 Erzfeind die Erzfeinde
Genitive des Erzfeindes des Erzfeinds der Erzfeinde
Dative dem Erzfeind den Erzfeinden
Akkusative den Erzfeind die Erzfeinde

What is the meaning of Erzfeind in German?

Erzfeind is defined as:

[1] worst, long -time enemy

[1] schlimmster, langjähriger Feind

How to use Erzfeind in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erzfeind with translations in English.

[1] Prof. Dr. Feinfinger ist Käpt’n Blaubärs Erzfeind und Fernschachgegner.

[1] Profession Dr. Feinfinger is Captain Blaubär's arch enemy and opponent.

[1] „Der Erzfeind des Okzidents hängt an meiner Zimmerwand, und, was soll ich sagen, ich mag ihn.“

[1] "The arch enemy of the Occident hangs on my wall of the room, and, what can I say, I like it"

[1] „Die äthiopische Regierung hat das unfruchtbare Land, rund sechzig Kilometer südlich der Grenze zum Erzfeind Eritrea, für die Errichtung eines Flüchtlingslagers ausgewiesen.“

[1] "The Ethiopian government has the sterile country, around sixty kilometers south of the border with the arch enemy Eritrea, for the establishment of a refugee camp"

[1] „Irgendwann Anfang der Sechzigerjahre hatten die Magyaren bei den Landtagswahlen in den ungarischen Komitaten einfach alle Erzfeinde der Habsburger Monarchie zu Abgeordneten gewählt, nicht nur den eigenen Revolutionär Kossuth, sondern auch Garribaldi und sogar Napoleon III.“

[1] "At the beginning of the 1960s, the Magyars simply chose all the arch enemies of the Habsburg monarchy in the Hungarian commentary in the state elections, not only their own revolutionary Kossuth, but also Garribaldi and even Napoleon IIIA"

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