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Is it der, die oder das Hauptperson?


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

The word Hauptperson 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 Hauptperson?

How does the declension of Hauptperson 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 Hauptperson die Hauptpersonen
Genitive der Hauptperson der Hauptpersonen
Dative der Hauptperson den Hauptpersonen
Akkusative die Hauptperson die Hauptpersonen

What is the meaning of Hauptperson in German?

Hauptperson is defined as:

[1] The person who is most important in a certain context

[1] diejenige Person, die in einem bestimmten Kontext am wichtigsten ist

How to use Hauptperson in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hauptperson with translations in English.

[1] „Interessanterweise gibt es diesen Witz nicht nur mit Erich Honnecker als Hauptperson.“

[1] "Interestingly, this joke is not only with Erich Honnecker as the main staff"

[1] „Alle saßen nach gewöhnlicher Indianerweise, ihre Schenkel ineinandergeflochten, in ihren Gürteln ihre Skalpiermesser und Tomahawks, ruhig die Erscheinung der Hauptpersonen abwartend.“

[1] "After ordinary people, their thighs were braided after ordinary people, their scalpier knives and Tomahawks in their belts, calmly the appearance of the main characters"

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