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Is it der, die oder das Gendarm?


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

The word Gendarm 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 Gendarm?

How does the declension of Gendarm 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 Gendarm die Gendarmen
Genitive des Gendarmen der Gendarmen
Dative dem Gendarmen den Gendarmen
Akkusative den Gendarmen die Gendarmen

What is the meaning of Gendarm in German?

Gendarm is defined as:

[1] formerly officially in Austria, still colloquially, otherwise outdated: policeman in the country

[1] früher in Österreich amtlich, noch umgangssprachlich, sonst veraltet: Polizist auf dem Land

How to use Gendarm in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gendarm with translations in English.

[1] „Sobald die beiden entsetzlichen Menschen nach Lichtenfels kamen, wo ihn fast jedes Kind am Bahnhofe kannte und der Gendarm sich für seinen speziellen Freund hielt, war er verloren.“

[1] "As soon as the two horrific people came to Lichtenfels, where almost every child knew him at the train station and the gendarm thought he was his special friend, he was lost"

[1] „Der Gendarm verlangte, etwas lauter als zuvor, einen Paß.“

[1] "The gendarm asked, a little louder than before, a pass"

[1] „Die Vorposten meldeten mit einiger Verspätung, daß der Pfad von einem Zug berittener Gendarmen aus Reni blockiert wäre und sonst alles in Ordnung sei.“

[1] "The outposts reported with some delays that the path would be blocked by a train from a train from Reni and everything else is in order"

[1] „Nach ein paar Tagen kam ein Gendarm, durchstöberte alles und fand nichts.“

[1] "After a few days, a gendarm came, browsing everything and found nothing" "

[1] „Zu seinem Fluchtgrund befragt brachte er vor, dass manchmal ein Gendarm bei ihm in der Werkstatt vorbeigekommen sei und mit ihm geplaudert habe.“

[1] "Asked about his reason for escape, he said that sometimes a gendarm had passed in the workshop and chatted with him"

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