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Is it der, die oder das Gastarbeiter?


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

The word Gastarbeiter 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 Gastarbeiter?

How does the declension of Gastarbeiter 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 Gastarbeiter die Gastarbeiter
Genitive des Gastarbeiters der Gastarbeiter
Dative dem Gastarbeiter den Gastarbeitern
Akkusative den Gastarbeiter die Gastarbeiter

What is the meaning of Gastarbeiter in German?

Gastarbeiter is defined as:

[1] Person who works legally (for a limited time) in a foreign country for him

[1] Person, die legal (für eine begrenzte Zeit) in einem für ihn fremden Land arbeitet

How to use Gastarbeiter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gastarbeiter with translations in English.

[1] Nach dem Ende der DDR mussten die Gastarbeiter aus Vietnam und Mosambik in ihre Heimatländer zurückkehren.

After the end of the GDR, the guest workers from Vietnam and Mozambique had to return to their home countries

[1] „Die Gastarbeiter der 1960er Jahre kamen alle freiwillig ins Land.“

[1] "The guest workers of the 1960s all came to the country voluntarily"

[1] „Noch der letzte Gstarbeiter aus Apulien oder Kastilien konnte Pass und Arbeitserlaubnis vorweisen.“

[1] "The last gardening worker from Puglia or Castile was able to show the passport and work permit"

[1] „In den ewig hellen Sommermonaten müssen mittlerweile Gastarbeiter aus der ganzen Welt aushelfen, um die Touristenströme zu bewältigen.“

[1] "In the eternally bright summer months, guest workers from all over the world have to help out to manage the tourist flows to"

[1] „Die Deutschen in den Sechzigerjahren des 20. Jahrhunderts hätten sie als Gastarbeiter bezeichnet.“

[1] "The Germans in the 1960s of the 20 people have described them as guest workers."

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