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Is it der, die oder das Innenminister?


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

The word Innenminister 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 Innenminister?

How does the declension of Innenminister 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 Innenminister die Innenminister
Genitive des Innenministers der Innenminister
Dative dem Innenminister den Innenministern
Akkusative den Innenminister die Innenminister

What is the meaning of Innenminister in German?

Innenminister is defined as:

[1] Head of the Interior Ministry, who takes care of internal affairs (the administration of a country/canton such as internal security, sport) at country/cantonal or national level

[1] Leiter des Innenministeriums, der sich um innere Angelegenheiten (die Verwaltung eines Landes/Kantons wie zum Beispiel Innere Sicherheit, Sport) auf länder-/kantons- oder nationaler Ebene kümmert

How to use Innenminister in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Innenminister with translations in English.

[1] Die Bundespolizei untersteht dem Innenminister.

[1] The federal police are subject to the Interior Minister

[1] „Im Amt des Innenministers galt der Partei-Rechte Glogowski bald als harter Hund.“

[1] "In the office of Interior Minister, party rights Glogowski soon considered a hard dog" "

[1] „Vorsitzer und Bundeswahlleiter ist laut Nationalratswahlordnung Innenminister Wolfgang Sobotka (ÖVP).“

[1] "According to the National Council elections, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka (ÖVP) Ä is"

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