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Is it der, die oder das Finanzminister?


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

The word Finanzminister 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 Finanzminister?

How does the declension of Finanzminister 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 Finanzminister die Finanzminister
Genitive des Finanzministers der Finanzminister
Dative dem Finanzminister den Finanzministern
Akkusative den Finanzminister die Finanzminister

What is the meaning of Finanzminister in German?

Finanzminister is defined as:

[1] Politics, economy: Head of a Ministry of Finance, the person responsible for the administration of the finance of a state

[1] Politik, Wirtschaft: Leiter eines Finanzministeriums, der Verantwortliche für die Verwaltung der Finanzen eines Staates

How to use Finanzminister in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Finanzminister with translations in English.

[1] Schon zuvor - bei der Debatte um die Verlegung des Nationalfeiertags - hatte sich der Regierungschef vom Finanzminister falsch informiert gefühlt.

[1] already - in the debate about the relocation of the national holiday - the head of government felt incorrectly informed by the Minister of Finance

[1] Vor dem G-20-Treffen hat Finanzminister Tim Geithner ein nationales Regulierungsziel vorgegeben, das dem deutschen in seiner Radikalität ähnelt: Konzerne, deren Schieflage und ungeordnete Pleite das ganze Wirtschaftssystem gefährden, könnten dann verstaatlicht werden.

Before the G-20 meeting, finance minister Tim Geithner specified a national regulatory goal that resembles German in its radicality: corporations whose imbalance and disorganized bankruptcy endanger the entire economic system, could then be nationalized

[1] „Regierungschefs und Finanzminister setzten im Rahmen von G7 und G20 ihre Telefonkontakte fort.“

[1] "heads of government and finance minister set their telephone contacts as part of G7 and G20"

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