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Is it der, die oder das Kandidat?


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

The word Kandidat 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 Kandidat?

How does the declension of Kandidat 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 Kandidat die Kandidaten
Genitive des Kandidaten der Kandidaten
Dative dem Kandidaten den Kandidaten
Akkusative den Kandidaten die Kandidaten

What is the meaning of Kandidat in German?

Kandidat is defined as:

[1] Person (or also a thing or circumstance/place) who is available for something

[1] Person (oder auch Sache oder Umstand/Ort), die für etwas zur Auswahl steht

How to use Kandidat in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Kandidat with translations in English.

[1] Herr Müller war zuvor noch nie Kandidat in einer Spielshow.

[1] Mr. Müller has never been a candidate in a game show before

[1] Die beiden Kandidaten für die Aushilfsstelle haben beide ausgezeichnete Referenzen vorgelegt.

[1] The two candidates for the temporary position have presented both excellent references

[1] „Bevor er vom Examinator aufgerufen wurde, war er, mit dem Zylinder eines anderen Kandidaten auf dem Kopfe, durch die Korridore spaziert und hatte den Pedell erschreckt.“

[1] "Before it was called by the exam, he was walking through the corridors with the cylinder of another candidate on his head and had frightened the pedel"

[1] „Der Nubier war ein idealer Kandidat für die Liga gegen Imperialismus.“

[1] "The Nubier was an ideal candidate for the league against imperialism"

[1] „Aber ich war von Anfang an ein unsicherer Kandidat.“

[1] "But I was an unsafe candidate from the start"

[1] Wir haben mehrere Kandidaten, die grundsätzlich als Impfstoff gegen diesen Virus geeignet wären. Die speziefische Eignung werden wir nun in verschiedenen Testreihen überprüfen.

[1] We have several candidates who would fundamentally be suitable as a vaccine for this virus. We will now check the special suitability in different test series.

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