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Is it der, die oder das Anfall?


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

The word Anfall 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 Anfall?

How does the declension of Anfall 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 Anfall die Anfälle
Genitive des Anfalls des Anfalles der Anfälle
Dative dem Anfall den Anfällen
Akkusative den Anfall die Anfälle

What is the meaning of Anfall in German?

Anfall has various definitions in German:

[1] Medicine: Sudden, violent occurrence of an illness

[1] Medizin: plötzliches, heftiges Auftreten einer Krankheit

[2] Psychology: Sudden, violent occurrence of a feeling or a emotion

[2] Psychologie: plötzliches, heftiges Auftreten eines Gefühls oder einer Gefühlsäußerung

How to use Anfall in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Anfall with translations in English.

[1] Der Patient hatte durch die starke Medikamentendosis einen starken Anfall.

[1] The patient had a strong attack due to the strong drug dose

[1] „Grenfeld dachte noch, wie perfekt sie den Anfall spielte, doch als sie bei der schwarzen Tasche angelangt war, krümmte sie sich laut röchelnd und rang nach Atem.“

[1] "Grenfeld still thought how perfectly she played the attack, but when she had reached the black bag, she banged loudly and rank after breath"

[1] „Nachts litt er unter Anfällen von Atemnot und schnappte nach Luft wie ein Ertrinkender.“

[1] "At night he suffered from misfortune and grabbed air like a drowned man"

[1] „Er hielt seinen einen Arm mit dem andern fest, war blass, und sein Unterkiefer zitterte in einem Anfall von Schüttelfrost.“

[1] "He held one arm with the other, was pale, and his lower jaw trembled in a attack by Schüttelfroste"



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