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Is it der, die oder das Starter?


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

The word Starter 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 Starter?

How does the declension of Starter 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 Starter die Starter
Genitive des Starters der Starter
Dative dem Starter den Startern
Akkusative den Starter die Starter

What is the meaning of Starter in German?

Starter has various definitions in German:

[1] Person who gives the start signal at the beginning of a race

[1] Person, die zu Beginn eines Rennens das Startzeichen gibt

[2] Vehicle technology: starter

[2] Fahrzeugtechnik: Anlasser

[3] Gastronomy, cuisine: starter, the first gear of a menu

[3] Gastronomie, Kochkunst: Vorspeise, der erste Gang eines Menüs

[4] participating in a competition

[4] an einem Wettkampf teilnehmende Person

How to use Starter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Starter with translations in English.

[1] Heute fällt der Starter aus.

[1] Today the starter falls out

[2] Der Starter ihres Fahrzeugs ist defekt und muss ausgetauscht werden.

[2] The start of your vehicle is defective and must be replaced

[3] Als Starter gibt es heute eine einfache Gemüsesuppe.

[3] As a starter, there is a simple vegetable soup today today

[4] Es sind mehrere hundert Starter anwesend.

[4] There are several hundred starter present

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