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Is it der, die oder das Familienvater?


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

The word Familienvater 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 Familienvater?

How does the declension of Familienvater 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 Familienvater die Familienväter
Genitive des Familienvaters der Familienväter
Dative dem Familienvater den Familienvätern
Akkusative den Familienvater die Familienväter

What is the meaning of Familienvater in German?

Familienvater is defined as:

[1] A man who has at least one child and usually takes care of this child together with the mother in a family

[1] ein Mann, der mindestens ein Kind hat und in der Regel zusammen mit der Mutter für dieses Kind im Rahmen einer Familie sorgt

How to use Familienvater in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Familienvater with translations in English.

[1] „Ein fast 50-jähriger Familienvater geht regelmäßig fremd.“

[1] "An almost 50-year-old family man goes regularly"

[1] „Familiendrama mit drei Toten: Familienvater tötet Frau, Tochter und sich selbst“

[1] "Family drama with three dead: Family father kills women, daughter and herself"

[1] Zu den bizarren Pointen der furchtbaren Terrorserie in Frankreich zählt aber auch die Tatsache, dass Muslime nicht nur Täter und Opfer, sondern auch Helden geworden sind. Am Mittwoch war es der Polizist Ahmed Merabet, ein 42-jähriger muslimischer Familienvater, den die terroristischen Kouachi-Brüder brutal ermordeten.

[1] One of the bizarre punch lines of the terrible terrorist series in France is the fact that Muslims not only became perpetrators and victims, but also heroes on Wednesday it was the police officer Ahmed Merabet, a 42-year-old Muslim family, which they Terrorist Kouachi brothers brutally murdered.

[1] „Nur ein Familienvater hatte so verzweifelt sein können, an einem so abseits gelegenen Fleck sein Glück zu versuchen.“

[1] "Only a family of family had been so desperate to try his luck in such a way that is so far"

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