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Is it der, die oder das Partner?


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

The word Partner 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 Partner?

How does the declension of Partner 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 Partner die Partner
Genitive des Partners der Partner
Dative dem Partner den Partnern
Akkusative den Partner die Partner

What is the meaning of Partner in German?

Partner has various definitions in German:

[1] Persons or institutions that pursue a goal together

[1] Personen oder Institutionen, die gemeinsam ein Ziel verfolgen

[2] one of two people in a committed relationship

[2] einer von zwei Menschen, die eine feste Beziehung führen

How to use Partner in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Partner with translations in English.

[1] Die Schüler suchten sich je einen Partner und bastelten gemeinsam Weihnachtssterne.

[1] The students each found a partner and made poinsettias together

[1] Sterbehilfe Trauerhuber – ihr Partner für Bestattungen.

[1] Steruth Huber - Your partner for fundings

[2] Bei dem Schwangerschaftsvorbereitungskurs erschienen zwölf Frauen mit ihren Partnern.

[2] Twelve women and their partners attended the pre-pregnancy course

[2] „Zweck der Übung: Nicht der Partner soll die Partnerin umwerben, sondern die Partnerin den Partner.“[2]

[2] "Purpose of the exercise: Not the partner is intended to change the partner, but the partner is the partner at" [2]

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