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Is it der, die oder das Hilfe?


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

The word Hilfe 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 Hilfe?

How does the declension of Hilfe 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 Hilfe die Hilfen
Genitive der Hilfe der Hilfen
Dative der Hilfe den Hilfen
Akkusative die Hilfe die Hilfen

What is the meaning of Hilfe in German?

Hilfe has various definitions in German:

[1] General: Active support

[1] allgemein: aktive Unterstützung

[2] Short for: financial help, support from funds

[2] kurz für: finanzielle Hilfe, Unterstützung durch Geldmittel

[3] Short for: Aids to be able to perform an impaired or lost function of the body

[3] kurz für: Hilfsmittel, um eine beeinträchtigte oder verlorene Funktion des Körpers ausführen zu können

[4] Short for: assistant, person who is helpful

[4] kurz für: Hilfskraft, Person, die hilfreich tätig ist

[5] Information technology: Program [1] or program part in which explanations are on a specific thing or the program

[5] Informationstechnologie: Programm[1] oder Programmteil, in dem Erläuterungen zu einer bestimmten Sache oder dem Programm stehen

[6] Pferdort: weight shift, thigh pressure and reins that serve to tell a horse what the rider wants from him

[6] Pferdesport: Gewichtsverlagerung, Schenkeldruck und Zügelführung, die dazu dienen, einem Pferd mitzuteilen, was der Reiter von ihm will

How to use Hilfe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hilfe with translations in English.

[1] Es war eine große Hilfe, dass wir seinen PKW vorübergehend nutzen konnten.

[1] It was a great help that we could temporarily use his car

[1] Ich brauche dringend Hilfe!

[1] I urgently need help

[1] „Wir dankten ihm alle für seine Hilfe und die problemlose Einreise in sein Land.“

[1] "We thanked him all for his help and the problem -free entry into his country"

[2] Als sein Konto überzogen war, bekam er eine Hilfe von seinen Eltern.

[2] When his account was covered, he received help from his parents

[2] Das Land wird seine Hilfen an den Nachbarstaat einstellen müssen.

[2] The country will have to post its help to the neighboring state

[3] Sie bekommt für die Hilfen, auf die sie seit der Operation angewiesen ist, finanzielle Unterstützung von der Stiftung.

[3] She receives financial support from the foundation for the help she has relied on since the operation

[4] Ach, ich hätte so gerne eine Hilfe im Haushalt.

[4] Oh, I would like to have help in the household

[5] Schau doch mal in der Hilfe nach, was da zu „error 101“ steht.

[5] Take a look at what is there for "Error 101"

[5] In vielen Situationen können Sie mit einem Tastendruck bereits die Hilfe zu einem speziellen Thema aufrufen, das zum Dialogfeld passt.

[5] In many situations, you can already use a button to call the help on a special topic that fits the dialog box

[6] Die Stute reagierte prompt auf die Hilfen.

[6] The mare promptly reacted to the help

How do you pronounce Hilfe?

Hilfe (Österreich)

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