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Is it der, die oder das Flutopfer?


The correct article in German of Flutopfer is das. So it is das Flutopfer! (nominative case)

The word Flutopfer is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Flutopfer?

How does the declension of Flutopfer 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 das Flutopfer die Flutopfer
Genitive des Flutopfers der Flutopfer
Dative dem Flutopfer den Flutopfern
Akkusative das Flutopfer die Flutopfer

What is the meaning of Flutopfer in German?

Flutopfer is defined as:

[1] Someone who is affected by a flood and thus dies or suffer damage

[1] jemand, der von einer Flut betroffen ist und dadurch zu Tode kommt oder Schäden erleidet

How to use Flutopfer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Flutopfer with translations in English.

[1] „Der Hersteller Opel will nun Flutopfern, die ihren Wagen verloren haben, für bis zu drei Wochen kostenlos ein Fahrzeug zur Verfügung stellen.“

[1] "The manufacturer Opel now wants to provide flood victims that have lost their car for up to three weeks free of charge for up to three weeks"

[1] „Fußballvereine und Prominente unterstützen die Flutopfer großzügig, die breite Bevölkerung gibt sich zurückhaltend.“

[1] "Football clubs and celebrities support the flood victims generously, the general population is reserved"

[1] „In mehreren Orten an der Elbe und der Saale hielten Deiche den Wassermassen nicht mehr stand oder waren akut gefährdet. Tausende Flutopfer mussten sich in Sicherheit bringen.“

[1] "In several places on the Elbe and the Saale, dikes no longer withstanded the water masses or were acute thousands of flood victims had to bring themselves to safety."

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