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Is it der, die oder das Hartz-IV-Empfänger?


The correct article in German of Hartz-IV-Empfänger is der. So it is der Hartz-IV-Empfänger! (nominative case)

The word Hartz-IV-Empfänger 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 Hartz-IV-Empfänger?

How does the declension of Hartz-IV-Empfänger 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 Hartz-IV-Empfänger die Hartz-IV-Empfänger
Genitive des Hartz-IV-Empfängers der Hartz-IV-Empfänger
Dative dem Hartz-IV-Empfänger den Hartz-IV-Empfängern
Akkusative den Hartz-IV-Empfänger die Hartz-IV-Empfänger

What is the meaning of Hartz-IV-Empfänger in German?

Hartz-IV-Empfänger is defined as:

[1] person who receives unemployment benefit II or social benefit in Germany (colloquially: Hartz IV)

[1] Person, die in Deutschland Arbeitslosengeld II oder Sozialgeld (umgangssprachlich: Hartz IV) bezieht

How to use Hartz-IV-Empfänger in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hartz-IV-Empfänger with translations in English.

[1] Da er Hartz-IV-Empfänger ist, kann sich Hans nur noch das Nötigste leisten.

[1] Since he is a Hartz IV recipient, Hans can only do the bare minimum

[1] Erik leitet einen Gesprächskreis für Hartz-IV-Empfänger.

[1] Erik heads a discussion group for Hartz IV recipients

[1] „Auch in Stadtteilen mit einem hohen Anteil an Hartz-IV-Empfängern sei die Zustimmungsquote leicht höher gewesen als im Durchschnitt.“

[1] "Even in districts with a high proportion of Hartz IV recipients, the approval rate was slightly higher than on average"

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