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Is it der, die oder das Feuerwehrleute?

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 Feuerwehrleute?

How does the declension of Feuerwehrleute 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 die Feuerwehrleute
Genitive der Feuerwehrleute
Dative den Feuerwehrleuten
Akkusative die Feuerwehrleute

What is the meaning of Feuerwehrleute in German?

Feuerwehrleute is defined as:

[1] Alternative (and independent) plural by firefighter (person employed by the fire brigade)

[1] alternativer (und eigenständiger) Plural von Feuerwehrmann (bei der Feuerwehr beschäftigte Person)

How to use Feuerwehrleute in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Feuerwehrleute with translations in English.

[1] „Feuerwehrleute und Helfer des Technischen Hilfswerks versuchten, das Gebäude abzustützen und vor dem völligen Einsturz zu bewahren.“

[1] "Firefighters and helpers of the technical relief organization tried to support the building and to keep it from the complete collapse"

[1] „Vor allem Aussagen von Feuerwehrleuten nährten den Verdacht, dass es sich lediglich um einen Unfall mit einem Gastank in einem nahen Gebäude gehandelt haben könnte.“

[1] "Above all, statements by firefighters suspect that it could only have been an accident with a gas tank in a nearby building"

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