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Is it der, die oder das Gefallener?


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

The word Gefallener 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 Gefallener?

How does the declension of Gefallener 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 Gefallener Gefallene
Genitive Gefallenen Gefallener
Dative Gefallenem Gefallenen
Akkusative Gefallenen Gefallene
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ der Gefallene die Gefallenen
Genitiv des Gefallenen der Gefallenen
Dativ dem Gefallenen den Gefallenen
Akkusativ den Gefallenen die Gefallenen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ ein Gefallener keine Gefallenen
Genitiv eines Gefallenen keiner Gefallenen
Dativ einem Gefallenen keinen Gefallenen
Akkusativ einen Gefallenen keine Gefallenen

What is the meaning of Gefallener in German?

Gefallener is defined as:

[1] Soldier who died in the war

[1] Soldat, der im Krieg umgekommen ist

How to use Gefallener in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gefallener with translations in English.

[1] „Das Ehrenmal, in den Grünanlagen am Obertorwall, am 18.8.1931 enthüllt, ist heute Mahnmal der Gefallenen des I. und II. Weltkrieges sowie der nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft.“

[1] "The memorial, unveiled in the green areas on the Obertorwall, on 18th 1931, is today a memorial of the fallen of the I. and II. World War and the National Socialist tyranny."

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