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Is it der, die oder das Freiwilliger?


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

The word Freiwilliger 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 Freiwilliger?

How does the declension of Freiwilliger work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

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1 Singular Plural
Nominative Freiwilliger Freiwillige
Genitive Freiwilligen Freiwilliger
Dative Freiwilligem Freiwilligen
Akkusative Freiwilligen Freiwillige
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ der Freiwillige die Freiwilligen
Genitiv des Freiwilligen der Freiwilligen
Dativ dem Freiwilligen den Freiwilligen
Akkusativ den Freiwilligen die Freiwilligen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ ein Freiwilliger keine Freiwilligen
Genitiv eines Freiwilligen keiner Freiwilligen
Dativ einem Freiwilligen keinen Freiwilligen
Akkusativ einen Freiwilligen keine Freiwilligen

What is the meaning of Freiwilliger in German?

Freiwilliger has various definitions in German:

[1] Military: someone who volunteers for military service

[1] Militär: jemand, der sich freiwillig zum Militärdienst meldet

[2] Someone who voluntarily participates in something

[2] jemand, der freiwillig an etwas teilnimmt

How to use Freiwilliger in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Freiwilliger with translations in English.

[1] „Bei der Mobilmachung strömten die Reservisten und Freiwilligen zu den Fahnen.“

[1] "When mobilization, the reservists and volunteers flocked to the flags"

[1] „Während die Rote Armee in Barth noch Pause machte, wurde die Bewachung der Meiningenbrücke durch die Freiwilligen immer weniger ernst genommen.“

[1] "While the Red Army took a break in Barth, the guarding of the Meiningen Bridge was taken less and less seriously by the volunteers"

[1] „Er meldet sich freiwillig zu den Fahnen, denn als Freiwilliger kann er sich wenigstens die Waffengattung selbst aussuchen.“

[1] "He voluntarily reports to the flags, because as a volunteer he can at least choose the arms of the arms himself"

[1] „Nach seiner Meldung als Freiwilliger, der vorgezogenen Abiturprüfung und der Immatrikulation an der Heidelberger Universität im Fach Zoologie beginnt Anfang Oktober die kurze Grundausbildung in Hannover.“

[1] "According to his report as a voluntary, the early high school examination and enrollment at the Heidelberg University in Zoology, the short basic training in Hanover begins at the beginning of October"

[2] Das Vereinsheim wird zweimal im Jahr von Freiwilligen gereinigt.

[2] The clubhouse is twice a year by volunteers

[2] „Es wurden auch Freiwillige unterstützt, die Kindern aus jenen Familien Gutenachtgeschichten vorlasen, in denen die Eltern das nicht selbst taten.“

[2] "Volunteers were also supported who pretended to children from those families of good night stories in which the parents did not act themselves"

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