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Is it der, die oder das Hauptfigur?


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

The word Hauptfigur 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 Hauptfigur?

How does the declension of Hauptfigur 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 die Hauptfigur die Hauptfiguren
Genitive der Hauptfigur der Hauptfiguren
Dative der Hauptfigur den Hauptfiguren
Akkusative die Hauptfigur die Hauptfiguren

What is the meaning of Hauptfigur in German?

Hauptfigur has various definitions in German:

[1] Dramaturgy: Protagonist of a story

[1] Dramaturgie: Protagonist einer Geschichte

[2] Heraldik: Central figure in a coat of arms

[2] Heraldik: zentrale Figur in einem Wappen

How to use Hauptfigur in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hauptfigur with translations in English.

[1] Die Hauptfigur des Romans ist ein vierzigjähriger, cholerischer Kriminalkommissar, der neben seinem Beruf noch mit vielen privaten Problemen zu kämpfen hat.

[1] The main character of the novel is a forty -year -old choleric criminal commissioner who, in addition to his profession, also fights with many private problems

[1] „Strukturell ist im Kindermundwitz ein Kind die Hauptfigur mit einem Erwachsenen als Gegenspieler.“

[1] "In a structural manner, a child is the main character with an adult as an opponent in the children's mouth"

[1] „Aus diesen entgegengesetzten Lebenskonstellationen entwickelt Remarque die Dialoge seiner beiden Hauptfiguren, läßt er sie rätseln und sprechen über das Nichtvorstellbare: den Tod.“

[1] "Remarque develops the dialogues of his two main characters from these opposite life constellations, he lets them puzzle and speak about the non -imaginable: the death"

[2] Im Thüringer Wappen ist der Löwe die Hauptfigur, während die Sterne Nebenfiguren sind.

[2] In the Thuringian coat of arms, the lion is the main character, while the stars are supporting characters

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