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Is it der, die oder das Gefreiter?


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

The word Gefreiter 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 Gefreiter?

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

What is the meaning of Gefreiter in German?

Gefreiter is defined as:

[1] Military, no plural: team service level

[1] Militär, kein Plural: Mannschaftsdienstgrad

[1a] Bundeswehr, no plural: between the rank of the soldier and the overhead ceremony

[1a] Bundeswehr, kein Plural: zwischen dem Rang des Soldaten und dem Obergefreiten

[1b] Wehrmacht, no plural: between the upper soldier and the overhead ceremony

[1b] Wehrmacht, kein Plural: zwischen dem Obersoldaten und dem Obergefreiten

[1c] National People's Army, no plural: between the rank of the soldier and the staff

[1c] Nationale Volksarmee, kein Plural: zwischen dem Rang des Soldaten und dem Stabsgefreiten

[1d] Bundesheer, no plural: the lowest chargers

[1d] Bundesheer, kein Plural: niedrigster Chargendienstgrad

How to use Gefreiter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gefreiter with translations in English.

[1a] Nach Ableisten der allgemeinen Grundausbildung bei der Bundeswehr konnte er sich endlich Gefreiter nennen.

[1a] After completing the general basic training in the Bundeswehr, he was finally able to call himself a prompt

[1b] Der Gefreite der Wehrmacht entsprach dem SS-Sturmmann bei der Waffen-SS.

[1b] The climb of the Wehrmacht corresponded to the SS-Sturmmann at the Waffen-Ses





[2] „Ich schlenderte als Gefreiter vom Grabendienst zwischen den hartgefrorenen Kreidewänden.“

[2] "I strolled as a curtain from the Grebnache service between the hard -frozen chalk walls"

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