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Is it der, die oder das Kerl?


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

The word Kerl is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

The second plural guy is colloquial north German

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 Kerl?

How does the declension of Kerl 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Kerl die Kerle die Kerls
Genitive des Kerls des Kerles der Kerle der Kerls
Dative dem Kerl dem Kerle den Kerlen den Kerls
Akkusative den Kerl die Kerle die Kerls

What is the meaning of Kerl in German?

Kerl is defined as:

[1] A (mostly male) person (this term can bear both a positive and negative connotation depending on the property of masculinity) which is addressed)

[1] eine (meistens männliche) Person (Dieser Begriff kann sowohl eine positive als auch eine negative Konnotation tragen je nach Eigenschaft der Männlichkeit, die angesprochen wird.)

How to use Kerl in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Kerl with translations in English.

[1] Letztens spricht doch so ein Kerl in der Kneipe meine Freundin an.

[1] Recently a guy in the pub speaks my girlfriend

[1] „Unten am Hafen stehen zwei alte Kerle mit einer Angelrute und fangen Fische.“

[1] "There are two old guys at the bottom of the harbor with a fishing rod and catch fish"

[1] „Claudia hat mich zurückgenommen, sie ist ein guter Kerl, Ritchie tat auch ganz erfreut.“

[1] "Claudia took back me, she is a good guy, Ritchie did too" too "

[1] „Der Kerl wartete, bis sein Drink kam.“

[1] "The guy waited until his drink Kamä"

[1] „Sie war einfach ein feiner Kerl.“

[1] "She was just a fine guy"

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