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Is it der, die oder das Hanseat?


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

The word Hanseat 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 Hanseat?

How does the declension of Hanseat 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 Hanseat die Hanseaten
Genitive des Hanseaten der Hanseaten
Dative dem Hanseaten den Hanseaten
Akkusative den Hanseaten die Hanseaten

What is the meaning of Hanseat in German?

Hanseat has various definitions in German:

[1] Historical: Merchant of the Hanse Commercial Association

[1] historisch: Kaufmann des Handelsbundes Hanse

[2] residents of a Hanseatic city

[2] Bewohner einer Hansestadt

How to use Hanseat in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hanseat with translations in English.

[1] Die Hanseaten treffen sich nächste Woche zu einer Sitzung.

[1] The Hanseates meet for a session next week

[1] „Überhaupt kann man ostdeutsche von westdeutschen Hanseaten nur an sprachlichen Nuancen unterscheiden.“

[1] "In general, East Germans from West German Hanseatic Hanseate can only be differentiated from linguistic nuances"

[2] Johannes ist gebürtiger Hanseat.

[2] Johannes is born in Hanseat

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