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What is the difference der/die/das eine and der-/die-/dasjenige? Do they mean 'the one'?

  1. Er ist derjenige, der aus Berlin kommt.
  2. Er ist der eine, der aus Berlin kommt.
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1.) It does indeed mean the one. It could be replaced with der, but the former is more accurate.

Example:

Er ist der, der aus Berlin kommt.

Er ist derjenige, der aus Berlin kommt.

He is the one (who comes) from Berlin.

Other examples:

Sie ist die / diejenige, die ihn begleitet hat.

Außer denen / denjenigen, die sonst noch dabei waren.

2.) The expression der eine from your 2nd is not used.

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Er ist der eine, der aus Berlin kommt, und der da hinten ist der andere, der aus Berlin kommt. –  elena Dec 17 '13 at 14:07
    
OK, in rare cases, it might be possibly to use such an expression, however it still has a different meaning then. –  marsze Dec 18 '13 at 7:14

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