Genitive with -s

 

The genitive is formed with the ending -s when

 

 - the noun ends in unstressed e, el, er, en, chen, lein and ling.

 

  Examples
-e
Getue
Getues
-el
Vogel
Vogels
-er
Fahrer
Fahrers
-en
Süden
Südens
-chen
Mädchen
Mädchens
-lein
Fräulein
Fräuleins
-ling
Flüchtling
Flüchtlings

 

 

 - the noun is of foreign origin.

 

Examples
Hotel
Hotels
Doktor
Doktors
Team
Teams