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Is it der, die oder das Gatte?


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

The word Gatte 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 Gatte?

How does the declension of Gatte 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 Gatte die Gatten
Genitive des Gatten der Gatten
Dative dem Gatten den Gatten
Akkusative den Gatten die Gatten

What is the meaning of Gatte in German?

Gatte has various definitions in German:

[1] The husband

[1] der Ehemann

[2] Plural: The spouses

[2] Plural: die Eheleute

How to use Gatte in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gatte with translations in English.

[1] Ihr Gatte ist drei Jahre älter als sie.

[1] Your husband is three years older than you

[1] „Ab 1. Juli fließt die Hälfte von all dem, was der Gatte während der Ehe erwirbt, automatisch dem Ehepartner in die Handtasche.“

[1] "From the 1st July, half of everything that the husband acquires during the marriage automatically flows into the spouse in his handbag."

[1] „Der Gatte der jungen Frau war ein Weber, wie seine beiden Freunde.“

[1] "The husband of the young woman was a weaver like his two friends" "



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