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Is it der, die oder das Gehilfe?


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

The word Gehilfe 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 Gehilfe?

How does the declension of Gehilfe 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 Gehilfe die Gehilfen
Genitive des Gehilfen der Gehilfen
Dative dem Gehilfen den Gehilfen
Akkusative den Gehilfen die Gehilfen

What is the meaning of Gehilfe in German?

Gehilfe has various definitions in German:

[1] Person who "passed an assistant test"

[1] Person, die „eine Gehilfenprüfung bestanden hat“

[2] Person who participates in certain work as help

[2] Person, die bei bestimmten Arbeiten als Hilfe mitwirkt

[3] Legal system: Person who has supported a crime in a criminal offense

[3] Rechtswesen: Person, die bei einer Straftat unterstützend mitgewirkt hat

How to use Gehilfe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gehilfe with translations in English.

[1] Er arbeitet als Gehilfe in einer Kanzlei.

[1] He works as an assistant in a law

[2] Er hat bei Hausbau seines Bruders als Gehilfe mitgewirkt.

[2] When he was building his brother, he joined as a assistant

[2] „Der Gemeindeälteste, sein Gehilfe und der Schreiber, die im Vorzimmer warteten, hörten mit Schrecken und Genugtuung zugleich, wie die Stimme des jungen Grafen aufbrüllte und losdonnerte und wie Schimpfworte und Drohungen immer lauter anschwellend einander jagten.“

[2] "The parish elder, his assistant and the writer who waited in the anteroom, heard with horror and satisfaction at the same time how the young count's voice shouted up and offoned and how swear words and threats were louder and loudly swelling" "

[2] „Er hatte damals zwei Gehilfen und vier Lehrlinge, außerdem einen Meister, der aber war meistens in der kleinen Fabrik, die Wickweber damals gerade anfing.“

[2] "He had two assistants and four apprentices at the time, as well as a master who was mostly in the small factory that Wickweber was just beginning"

[2] „Es war das einfache Hirsemahl, wie es die Gehilfen des Archivs ebenfalls einnahmen.“

[2] "It was the simple deer smahl, as the assistants of the archive also revenue"

[3] Als Gehilfe kam er mit einer geringeren Strafe davon.

[3] As an assistant, he got away with a lower punishment

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