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Is it der, die oder das Hamster?


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

The word Hamster 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 Hamster?

How does the declension of Hamster 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 Hamster die Hamster
Genitive des Hamsters der Hamster
Dative dem Hamster den Hamstern
Akkusative den Hamster die Hamster

What is the meaning of Hamster in German?

Hamster is defined as:

[1] Zoology: mouse (dwarf hamster) to almost the size of a rabbit (field hamster), crepuscular rodent, with dense fur and a short to stubby tail (family Cricetidae)

[1] Zoologie: maus- (Zwerghamster) bis fast kaninchengroßes (Feldhamster), dämmerungsaktives Nagetier, mit dichtem Fell und kurzem bis stummelartigem Schwanz (Familie Cricetidae)

How to use Hamster in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hamster with translations in English.

[1] Hamster sind possierliche Tiere.

[1] Hamsters are cute animals

[1] „Piet hatte ihr einen neuen Hamster und einen besseren Käfig versprochen.“[2]

[1] "Piet had promised her a new hamster and a better cage." [2]

[1] „Hat jemand heute vergessen, die Hamster zu füttern?“[3] (Es ist ein Running Gag im Schwesterprojekt, dass die Server mit Strom, der von Hamstern erzeugt wird, betrieben werden.[4])

[1] "Did someone forget to feed the hamsters today?" [3] (It is a running gag in the sister project that the servers are powered by electricity generated by hamsters. [4])

[1] „Ich wurde von neun Hamstern beobachtet.“[5]

[1] "I was watched by nine hamsters." [5]

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Pictures or photos of Hamster

[1] Hamster (Roborowski-Zwerghamster)
[1] Hamster (Roborowski-Zwerghamster)

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