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Is it der, die oder das Gentleman?


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

The word Gentleman 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 Gentleman?

How does the declension of Gentleman 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 Gentleman die Gentlemen
Genitive des Gentlemans der Gentlemen
Dative dem Gentleman den Gentlemen
Akkusative den Gentleman die Gentlemen

What is the meaning of Gentleman in German?

Gentleman is defined as:

[1] Particularly charming man with good manners

[1] besonders charmanter Mann mit guten Umgangsformen

How to use Gentleman in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gentleman with translations in English.

[1] Denn der Strohhut, so kann man nachlesen, "verbindet die Einfachheit des Landmannes mit der smarten Eleganz des Gentleman".

[1] Because the straw hat, you can read, "combines the simplicity of the farmer with the smart elegance of the gentleman"

[1] Nach Auffassung Lewis Mumfords zeichnet einen Gentleman „Verkörperte Männlichkeit“ aus, „ein Beispiel vollkommenen Betragens, entschieden in allen Handlungen, stoisch im Leiden, selbstbeherrscht, rücksichtsvoll, physisch auf der Höhe und mit einer humanistischen Erziehung“.

[1] According to Lewis Mumford, a gentleman distinguishes "embodied masculinity", "an example of complete amounts, decided in all actions, stoically in suffering, self -controlled, considerate, physically at height and with a humanistic education"

[1] „Die Verweigerung von Eindeutigkeit ist die Stunde des grauhaarigen Gentleman, der hier und da noch existiert.“

[1] "The refusal of uniqueness is the hour of the gray -haired gentleman, which still exists here and there"

[1] „Seine Umgangsformen waren die eines Gentlemans.“.“

[1] "His manners were that of a gentleman". "

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