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Is it der, die oder das Gewalttäter?


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

The word Gewalttäter 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 Gewalttäter?

How does the declension of Gewalttäter 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 Gewalttäter die Gewalttäter
Genitive des Gewalttäters der Gewalttäter
Dative dem Gewalttäter den Gewalttätern
Akkusative den Gewalttäter die Gewalttäter

What is the meaning of Gewalttäter in German?

Gewalttäter is defined as:

[1] perpetrator who uses violence or applied to someone who commits a violence

[1] Täter, der Gewalt anwendet oder angewendet hat; jemand, der eine Gewalttat begeht

How to use Gewalttäter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gewalttäter with translations in English.

[1] „In Wirklichkeit ist von ukrainischen
 Gewalttätern auf der Krim bislang weit und breit nichts zu sehen.“

[1] "In reality, Ukrainian violent actors in the Crimea has so far not been seen far and wide"

[1] „An jugendlichen Gewalttätern lassen sich die Probleme ablesen, auf die wir immer öfter zusteuern werden, wenn wir es nicht schaffen, sie und ihre Eltern zu integrieren.“

[1] "The problems that we will head for more and more can be seen on young violent actors if we do not manage to integrate them and their parents"

[1] „Natürlich versuchte Österreich, die Gewalttäter zur Rechenschaft zu ziehen.“

[1] "Of course Austria tried to hold the violent offenders into account"

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