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Is it der, die oder das Minister?


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

The word Minister 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 Minister?

How does the declension of Minister 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 Minister die Minister
Genitive des Ministers der Minister
Dative dem Minister den Ministern
Akkusative den Minister die Minister

What is the meaning of Minister in German?

Minister is defined as:

[1] Head of a Ministry

[1] Leiter eines Ministeriums

How to use Minister in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Minister with translations in English.

[1] In der Bundesregierung wirken viele Minister mit.

[1] Many ministers work in the federal government

[1] „Diese Einschätzung hatte der Minister weitgehend exklusiv.“

[1] "The minister had this assessment largely exclusive"

[1] „Parteiübergreifend empören sich Abgeordnete über die Arroganz des Regierungschefs und seiner Minister.“

[1] "across the parties are outraged by MPs on the arrogance of the head of government and his minister"

[1] „Bolkonskij fühlte sich, ermüdet von der Reise und ihren vielen Eindrücken, vom Empfang beim Minister und besonders von dem Diner, unvermögend, die eben gehörten Worte in ihrer ganzen Tragweite zu erfassen.“

[1] "Bolconskij felt tired of the trip and its many impressions, from the reception at the minister and especially the diner, impossible to record the words just heard in their entire scope"

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