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Is it der, die oder das Italiener?


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

The word Italiener 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 Italiener?

How does the declension of Italiener 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 Italiener die Italiener
Genitive des Italieners der Italiener
Dative dem Italiener den Italienern
Akkusative den Italiener die Italiener

What is the meaning of Italiener in German?

Italiener has various definitions in German:

[1] A resident in Italy

[1] ein Bewohner Italiens

[2] colloquially: a restaurant with Italian cuisine, an operator, owner of such a restaurant

[2] umgangssprachlich: ein Restaurant mit italienischer Küche, ein Betreiber, Inhaber ein solchen Restaurants

How to use Italiener in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Italiener with translations in English.

[1] Der Italiener hat ein sprichwörtliches Temperament.

[1] The Italian has a proverbial temperament

[1] „Der Fall Maradona ist den Italienern noch bekannt, weil dem Fußballer einst ein Diamantohrring und zwei goldene Rolex-Uhren beschlagnahmt wurden, um einen Teil seiner Steuerschuld zu tilgen.“

[1] "The Maradona case is still aware of the Italians because the footballer was once confiscated a diamond earring and two golden Rolex watches to part of his tax liability to Tilgenä"

[2] Der Italiener an der Ecke stellt als erster die Stühle vor die Tür und ist im richtigen Leben Grieche.

[2] The Italian on the corner is the first to put the chairs in front of the door and is in the real life of Greecheea

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