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Is it der, die oder das Hausarrest?


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

The word Hausarrest 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 Hausarrest?

How does the declension of Hausarrest 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 Hausarrest die Hausarreste
Genitive des Hausarrestes des Hausarrests der Hausarreste
Dative dem Hausarrest dem Hausarreste den Hausarresten
Akkusative den Hausarrest die Hausarreste

What is the meaning of Hausarrest in German?

Hausarrest is defined as:

[1] Punishment in which the punished one must not leave his house or apartment

[1] Strafe, bei der der Bestrafte sein Haus oder seine Wohnung nicht verlassen darf

How to use Hausarrest in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hausarrest with translations in English.

[1] Der führende Oppositionspolitiker des Landes steht seit Jahren unter Hausarrest.

[1] The leading opposition politician of the country has been under house arrest for years

[1] Der Hausarrest wird auch gerne in der Kindererziehung angewandt.

[1] The house arrest is also often used in child rearing

[1] „Ich kriegte eine Woche Hausarrest, genau wie Ingo.“

[1] "I got a week of house arrest, just like Ingoe"

[1] „Das Militär verschleppt Abd el-Kader und seine Entourage in ein Schloss und stellt ihn unter Hausarrest.“

[1] "The military delays ABD EL squad and its entourage to a castle and puts it under house arrest"

[1] „Das Regime stellte ihn unter Hausarrest und verweigerte ihm die Ausreise.“

[1] "The regime put him under house arrest and refused to leave him"

[1] „Annie nahm ihren Hausarrest gelassen hin und wurde im Verlauf der Wochen sogar noch passiver.“

[1] "Annie took her house arrest calmly and was even passive during the weeks"

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