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Is it der, die oder das Hauptmann?


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

The word Hauptmann 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 Hauptmann?

How does the declension of Hauptmann 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Hauptmann die Hauptmänner die Hauptleute
Genitive des Hauptmanns des Hauptmannes der Hauptmänner der Hauptleute
Dative dem Hauptmann dem Hauptmanne den Hauptmännern den Hauptleuten
Akkusative den Hauptmann die Hauptmänner die Hauptleute

What is the meaning of Hauptmann in German?

Hauptmann is defined as:

[1] Army, Air Force, No Plural: Officer Service above the lieutenant

[1] Heer, Luftwaffe, kein Plural: Offiziersdienstgrad über dem Oberleutnant

[1a] Bundeswehr: Under the staff captain

[1a] Bundeswehr: unter dem Stabshauptmann

[1b] Bundesheer, National People's Army, Swiss Army, Wehrmacht: Under the Major

[1b] Bundesheer, Nationale Volksarmee, Schweizer Armee, Wehrmacht: unter dem Major

[1c] Translation for rankings of foreign armed forces such as ZAB. captain

[1c] Übersetzung für Dienstgrade fremdländischer Streitkräfte wie z.B. captain

How to use Hauptmann in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hauptmann with translations in English.

[1] Er wurde zum Hauptmann ernannt.

[1] He was appointed captain

[1c] „Es kam ihm vor, als ginge der amerikanische Hauptmann hastig über diesen Hinweis hinweg.“

[1c] "It seemed to him that the American captain would be hastily over this note"

[1c] „Ein Onkel von ihm war Hauptmann der Artillerie und damals auf Governors Island stationiert, und bei ihm suchten wir Rat.“

[1c] "An uncle of him was a captain of the artillery and at that time stationed on Governors Island, and we were looking for Redä" with him "

[2] „Der Hauptmann beklagte sich, daß er die Nacht auf Stroh schlafen mußte.“

[2] "The captain complained that he had to sleep on straw the night"

[3] Der Hauptmann befahl, ein Lager zu errichten.

[3] The captain ordered to build a warehouse

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