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Is it der, die oder das Gefangene?


The correct article in German of Gefangene is die. So it is die Gefangene! (nominative case)

The word Gefangene is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Gefangene?

How does the declension of Gefangene 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 Gefangene Gefangene
Genitive Gefangener Gefangener
Dative Gefangener Gefangenen
Akkusative Gefangene Gefangene
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ die Gefangene die Gefangenen
Genitiv der Gefangenen der Gefangenen
Dativ der Gefangenen den Gefangenen
Akkusativ die Gefangene die Gefangenen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ eine Gefangene keine Gefangenen
Genitiv einer Gefangenen keiner Gefangenen
Dativ einer Gefangenen keinen Gefangenen
Akkusativ eine Gefangene keine Gefangenen

What is the meaning of Gefangene in German?

Gefangene is defined as:

[1] female person who is trapped, so it cannot move freely

[1] weibliche Person, die gefangen ist, sich also nicht frei bewegen kann

How to use Gefangene in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gefangene with translations in English.

[1] Eine Gefangene in den Vereinigten Staaten hat bei minderschweren Vergehen zuweilen die Möglichkeit, ein Bootcamp zu absolvieren, um so Hafterleichterung oder -verkürzung zu erwirken.

[1] A prisoner in the United States sometimes has the option of completing a boot camp in the event of minor offenses in order to obtain prisoner relief or reduction

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