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Is it der, die oder das Gelähmter?


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

The word Gelähmter 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 Gelähmter?

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

What is the meaning of Gelähmter in German?

Gelähmter is defined as:

[1] Someone who suffers from the partial loss of function of the nervous system and therefore can no longer move certain parts of the body

[1] jemand, der unter partiellem Funktionsverlust des Nervensystems leidet und daher bestimmte Körperteile nicht mehr bewegen kann

How to use Gelähmter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gelähmter with translations in English.

[1] Neben mir saß ein Gelähmter in seinem Rollstuhl.

[1] Next to me was a paralyzed in his wheelchair

[1] „Die vier Evangelisten berichten, wie Christus unter anderem Gelähmte und Blinde durch seine Anwesenheit oder durch Berührung von ihren Leiden befreit hat.“

[1] "The four evangelists report how Christ, among other things, frees paralyzed and blind through his presence or by touching their suffering"

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