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Is it der, die oder das Gouverneur?


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

The word Gouverneur 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 Gouverneur?

How does the declension of Gouverneur 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 Gouverneur die Gouverneure
Genitive des Gouverneurs der Gouverneure
Dative dem Gouverneur den Gouverneuren
Akkusative den Gouverneur die Gouverneure

What is the meaning of Gouverneur in German?

Gouverneur is defined as:

[1] Governor, Supreme Officer of a Government, a colony

[1] Statthalter, oberster Beamter eines Gouvernements, einer Kolonie

How to use Gouverneur in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gouverneur with translations in English.

[1] „Der Gouverneur Chiles regierte die spanische Kolonie, die damals als Königreich Chile (Reino de Chile) bezeichnet wurde.“

[1] "Governor Chile ruled the Spanish colony, which was then called Kingdom of Chile (Reino de Chile)"

[1] „Die einzige Ausnahme scheint der Gouverneur selbst gewesen zu sein - doch das mag an Lücken in den Aufzeichnungen liegen, nicht daran, dass man im Gouverneurspalast der Keuschheit frönte.“

[1] "The only exception seems to have been the governor himself - but that may be due to gaps in the records, not because you can eat in the governor's palace of chastity"

[1] „Zusammen mit dem Gouverneur waren jesuitische Missionare eingetroffen.“

[1] "Together with the governor, Jesuit missionaries had arrived"

[1] „Wohl auch deshalb darf er im Garten des Gouverneurs zehn Minuten mit Belgiens König sprechen.“

[1] "He can also speak to Belgium King in the garden of the governor for ten minutes"

[1] „Gerade Romney, derzeit Gouverneur von Massachusetts, hat sich im Olympiabusiness als Krisenmanager einen ausgezeichneten Ruf erworben.“

[1] "Romney, currently Governor from Massachusetts, has acquired an excellent reputation in the Olympicial Laboratory as a crisis manager"

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