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Is it der, die oder das Erzieher?


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

The word Erzieher 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 Erzieher?

How does the declension of Erzieher 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 Erzieher die Erzieher
Genitive des Erziehers der Erzieher
Dative dem Erzieher den Erziehern
Akkusative den Erzieher die Erzieher

What is the meaning of Erzieher in German?

Erzieher is defined as:

[1] Pedagogically professional, which teaches children and young people social rules of conduct and educational content

[1] pädagogisch Berufstätiger, der Kindern und Jugendlichen soziale Verhaltensregeln und Bildungsinhalte vermittelt

How to use Erzieher in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erzieher with translations in English.

[1] Zwei Erzieher betreuen die Ferienkinder jeden Tag und erarbeiten ein vielfältiges Programm.

[1] Two educators look after the holiday children every day and develop a diverse program

[1] „Hermann, widerspenstig und exzentrisch, war für seine Erzieher ein Alptraum.“

[1] "Hermann, unruly and eccentric, was a nightmare for his educators"

[1] „Familienministerin Giffey will Erzieher finanziell besser stellen. In einem Interview forderte sie, das Gehalt deutlich anzuheben - auf das Niveau von Grundschul-Pädagogen.“

[1] "Family Minister Giffey wants to put educators financially better in an interview to raise the salary significantly - to the level of primary school educators."

[1] „Sein Bruder, der Mathematikprofessor an der Universität Padua, kam um die gleiche Zeit aus Neapel mit dem jungen Cavaliere Morosini, dessen Erzieher er war, nach Rom.“

[1] "His brother, the math professor at the University of Padua, came to Rome at the same time from Naples with the young Cavaliere Morosini, whose educator he was,"

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