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Is it der, die oder das Gutmensch?


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

The word Gutmensch is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Gutmensch?

How does the declension of Gutmensch 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 Gutmensch die Gutmenschen
Genitive des Gutmenschen der Gutmenschen
Dative dem Gutmenschen den Gutmenschen
Akkusative den Gutmenschen die Gutmenschen

What is the meaning of Gutmensch in German?

Gutmensch is defined as:

[1] mostly pejorative or ironic: (naive) person who is overly politically correct or is committed to political correctness

[1] meist abwertend oder ironisch: (naive) Person, die in übertriebener Weise politisch korrekt ist oder sich für politische Korrektheit einsetzt

How to use Gutmensch in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gutmensch with translations in English.

[1] „Seine Idee war das Gegenteil der planwirtschaftlichen Entwicklungsprogramme, und sie verband die Armen mit den Kapitalmärkten. Das fanden die liberalen Ökonomen prima. Gleichzeitig war Grameen nicht versessen auf Profit, was Linke und Gutmenschen beruhigte.“

[1] “His idea was the opposite of the planning development programs, and she combined the poor with the capital markets that found the liberal economists great. At the same time, Grameen was not in profit, which calmed down leftist and good people. "

[1] Gutmenschen schaden der Gesellschaft mehr als sie nutzen.

[1] Gut -human damage to society more than it uses

[1] „Ich mag die Gutmenschen nicht, sie sind mir zu gut.“

[1] "I don't like the good people, they are too good for me"

[1] „Das mag für Gutmenschen, die auf äußere Werte pfeifen, nicht der Rede wert sein.“

[1] "This may not be worth mentioning for good people who whistle on external values"

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