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Is it der, die oder das Gefährte?


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

The word Gefährte 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 Gefährte?

How does the declension of Gefährte 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 Gefährte die Gefährten
Genitive des Gefährten der Gefährten
Dative dem Gefährten den Gefährten
Akkusative den Gefährten die Gefährten

What is the meaning of Gefährte in German?

Gefährte is defined as:

[1] person who is connected to another person through affection or fate and with whom you spend a lot of time, for example also by doing something together

[1] Person, die einer anderen Person durch Zuneigung oder Schicksal verbunden ist und mit der man viel Zeit verbringt, zum Beispiel auch, indem man gemeinsam etwas unternimmt

How to use Gefährte in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gefährte with translations in English.

[1] Er war mein Gefährte während unserer gemeinsamen Schulzeit.

[1] He was my companion during our school time together

[1] Auf seiner langen Reise war Sam der treue Gefährte Frodos.

[1] On his long journey, Sam was the loyal companion Frodosä

[1] „Sicher war sein Gefährte wieder in irgendeiner Geldangelegenheit unterwegs.“

[1] "Certainly his companion was back in some money again"

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