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Is it der, die oder das Freshman?


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

The word Freshman 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 Freshman?

How does the declension of Freshman 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 Freshman die Freshmen
Genitive des Freshmans der Freshmen
Dative dem Freshman den Freshmen
Akkusative den Freshman die Freshmen

What is the meaning of Freshman in German?

Freshman is defined as:

[1] mostly US sports: person who is in their first year of a high school or a college or in a sports team of the same

[1] meist US-Sport: Person, die sich in ihrem ersten Jahr einer Highschool oder eines Colleges beziehungsweise in einer Sportmannschaft desselben befindet

How to use Freshman in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Freshman with translations in English.

[1] „In Barrett, Williamson und Cam Reddish hatten die Blue Devils die drei besten Freshmen des Landes rekrutiert.“

[1] "In Barrett, Williamson and Cam Reddish, the Blue Devils had recruited the three best freshness in the country"

[1] „Als 18-jähriger Freshman, gerade ein paar Monate erst nach seinem High-School-Abschluss, führte Lawrence Clemson zum dominanten Sieg über Alabama im Championship Game.“

[1] "As a 18-year-old Freshman, just a few months after his high school qualification, Lawrence Clemson led to the dominant victory over Alabama in the Championship Gamee" "

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