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Is it der, die oder das Europäer?


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

The word Europäer 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 Europäer?

How does the declension of Europäer 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 Europäer die Europäer
Genitive des Europäers der Europäer
Dative dem Europäer den Europäern
Akkusative den Europäer die Europäer

What is the meaning of Europäer in German?

Europäer is defined as:

[1] Residents of the European continent

[1] Bewohner des europäischen Kontinents

How to use Europäer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Europäer with translations in English.

[1] Der Europäer - das unbekannte Wesen.

[1] The European - the unknown essence

[1] „Doch solange dieser Staat und ein nennenswerter Teil der Gesellschaft bereit sind, alles in ihrer Macht Stehende zu tun, um uns zu schützen, werde ich kein Israeli, bleibe ich Europäer, Deutscher.“[1]

[1] "But as long as this state and a significant part of society are ready to do everything in their power to protect us, I will not be Israeli, I'll be European, German," [1]

[1] „Er sieht in den Europäern also keine Gegner, sondern mögliche Aliierte.“[2]

[1] "So in the Europeans, he does not see any opponents, but possible allies" [2]

[1] „Und dann ist er ja auch noch ein glühender Europäer, was viele schreckt, die nicht so genau hinschauen.“[3]

[1] "And then he is still a glowing European, which scares many that does not look so accurately" [3]

[1] „Die großen Reiche Asiens – die Osmanen, Perser, Moguln und Chinesen – bekamen sehr bald mit, dass die Europäer einen neuen Kontinent entdeckt hatten.“[4]

[1] "The great riches of Asia - the Ottomans, Persians, Moguln and Chinese - were soon confused that Europeans had discovered a new continent" [4]

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