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Is it der, die oder das Fremder?


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

The word Fremder 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 Fremder?

How does the declension of Fremder 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 Fremder Fremde
Genitive Fremden Fremder
Dative Fremdem Fremden
Akkusative Fremden Fremde
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ der Fremde die Fremden
Genitiv des Fremden der Fremden
Dativ dem Fremden den Fremden
Akkusativ den Fremden die Fremden
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ ein Fremder keine Fremden
Genitiv eines Fremden keiner Fremden
Dativ einem Fremden keinen Fremden
Akkusativ einen Fremden keine Fremden

What is the meaning of Fremder in German?

Fremder has various definitions in German:

[1] Someone you don't know

[1] jemand, den man nicht kennt

[2] someone who comes from another part of the country or from another country

[2] jemand, der aus einem anderen Teil des Landes oder aus einem anderen Land stammt

How to use Fremder in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fremder with translations in English.

[1] Rat an Kinder: Öffne keinem Fremden die Türe.

[1] Advice to children: Do not open the door to a stranger

[1] Mitten in der Nacht stand ein Fremder vor unserer Tür und verlangte, dass wir die Polizei rufen.

[1] In the middle of the night there was a stranger in front of our door and demanded that we call the police

[1] „Ein solcher hilfsbereiter Fremder war Tony, ein amerikanischer Diplomat in Namibia.“

[1] "Such a helpful stranger was Tony, an American diplomat in Namibiade"

[2] In einer neuen Stadt bist du zunächst ein Fremder.

[2] In a new city you are initially a foreigner

[2] Obwohl Gunnar vierzig Jahre in einem Vorort von München gewohnt hat, ist er den Bayern immer ein Fremder geblieben.

[2] Although Gunnar lived in a suburb of Munich forty years, he is always a stranger to Bayern

[2] „Fremde beeindruckt immer wieder die öffentliche Glaubensbekundung und Identifikationsfähigkeit der Eichsfelder mit ihren Kirchen und Wallfahrtsorten.“

[2] "Strangers repeatedly impresses the public expressions and identification ability of the Eichsfelder with their churches and pilgrimage locations"

[2] „Ihr war klar, daß ich ein Fremder war, der dieses Bild zum ersten Mal vor Augen hatte.“

[2] "It was clear to you that I was a stranger who had this picture in mind for the first time"

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