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Is it der, die oder das Halbstarke?


The correct article in German of Halbstarke is die. So it is die Halbstarke! (nominative case)

The word Halbstarke is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Halbstarke?

How does the declension of Halbstarke work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

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1 Singular Plural
Nominative Halbstarke Halbstarke
Genitive Halbstarker Halbstarker
Dative Halbstarker Halbstarken
Akkusative Halbstarke Halbstarke
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ die Halbstarke die Halbstarken
Genitiv der Halbstarken der Halbstarken
Dativ der Halbstarken den Halbstarken
Akkusativ die Halbstarke die Halbstarken
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ eine Halbstarke keine Halbstarken
Genitiv einer Halbstarken keiner Halbstarken
Dativ einer Halbstarken keinen Halbstarken
Akkusativ eine Halbstarke keine Halbstarken

What is the meaning of Halbstarke in German?

Halbstarke is defined as:

[1] colloquially, pejorative: young people who act aggressively in public and mob

[1] umgangssprachlich, abwertend: Jugendliche, die in der Öffentlichkeit aggressiv auftritt und pöbelt

How to use Halbstarke in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Halbstarke with translations in English.

[1] Eine Halbstarke lungerte am Spielplatz herum und wartete auf Kinder, die sie gängeln konnte.

[1] A semi -strong lung around at the playground and waited for children who could manage

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