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Is it der, die oder das Freiherr?


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

The word Freiherr 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 Freiherr?

How does the declension of Freiherr 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 Freiherr die Freiherren
Genitive des Freiherrn des Freiherren der Freiherren
Dative dem Freiherrn dem Freiherren den Freiherren
Akkusative den Freiherrn den Freiherren die Freiherren

What is the meaning of Freiherr in German?

Freiherr has various definitions in German:

[1] (without plural) noble title

[1] (ohne Plural) Adelstitel

[2] The carrier of this nobility title

[2] Träger dieses Adelstitels

How to use Freiherr in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Freiherr with translations in English.

[1] Der Adelstitel „Freiherr“ bezeichnet einen Angehörigen des niederen Adels und ist Bestandteil des Familiennamens, er steht nach dem Vornamen.

[1] The noble title "Freiherr" refers to a member of the lower nobility and is part of the family name, it stands after the first name

[2] „Dem Freiherrn selber jedoch war die Popularität als Lügenbaron eher peinlich, zudem erwies sich sein zweifelhafter Ruf bei einem späteren Scheidungsprozess, der ihn finanziell ruinierte, als wenig vorteilhaft.“

[2] "However, the Freiherr himself was rather embarrassing as a lying baron, and his dubious reputation proved to be a little advantage in a later divorce process, which ruined him as a little advantage" "

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