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Is it der, die oder das Lehrling?


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

The word Lehrling 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 Lehrling?

How does the declension of Lehrling 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 Lehrling die Lehrlinge
Genitive des Lehrlings der Lehrlinge
Dative dem Lehrling den Lehrlingen
Akkusative den Lehrling die Lehrlinge

What is the meaning of Lehrling in German?

Lehrling is defined as:

[1] Person who completes an apprenticeship learned a profession

[1] Person, die eine Lehre absolviert, einen Beruf erlernt

How to use Lehrling in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Lehrling with translations in English.

[1] Als ich Lehrling war, musste ich meist die ganze Halle fegen.

[1] When I was an apprentice, I usually had to sweep the whole hall

[1] Lehrlinge stehen in der Hierarchie eines Handwerksbetriebs unter den Gesellen.

[1] Apprentices are among the journeyman in the hierarchy of a craft business

[1] Am gestrigen Freitag demonstrierten Schüler, Studenten und Lehrlinge unter dem Motto „Schule, Uni, Lehre, stoppt die Misere“ gegen die Bildungspolitik unter Bundesministerin Elisabeth Gehrer.

On Friday yesterday, students, students and apprentices demonstrated under the motto "School, university, teaching, stops the misery" against education policy under Federal Minister Elisabeth Gehrä

[1] „Doch an jenem dritten Weihnachtsfeiertag gab es eine Beschäftigung, die man im Regelfall liebend gern den Lehrlingen überließ - die Massage brühheißer Würste.“

[1] "But on that third Christmas day there was an employment that was usually loved to leave the apprentices - the massage of brewhousing sausages"

[1] „Darüber lachte der Lehrling Günther, packte seinerseits fester zu und zwitscherte dabei immerfort, als sei die entsetzliche Fabrik ein Paradies, das es zu bejubeln galt.“

[1] "Günther's apprentice laughed about it, grabbed more firmly and always chirped as if the horrific factory was a paradise that was to be cheered" "

[1] „Fiszer trank nicht nur selbst gerne, sondern schenkte auch seinem Lehrling ein - und in jener Zeit war Wodka kostbarer als alles andere.“

[1] "Fiszer not only likes to do it himself, but also gave in his apprentice - and at that time vodka was more precious than anything else"

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