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Is it der, die oder das Blockflöte?


The correct article in German of Blockflöte is die. So it is die Blockflöte! (nominative case)

The word Blockflöte is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Blockflöte?

How does the declension of Blockflöte 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 die Blockflöte die Blockflöten
Genitive der Blockflöte der Blockflöten
Dative der Blockflöte den Blockflöten
Akkusative die Blockflöte die Blockflöten

What is the meaning of Blockflöte in German?

Blockflöte has various definitions in German:

[1] Musical instrument: Longitudinal flute with a beak belonging to the woodwind instruments

[1] Musikinstrument: zu den Holzblasinstrumenten gehörende Längsflöte mit Schnabel

[2] Popular: Members of a block party in the GDR

[2] volkstümlich: Angehöriger einer Blockpartei in der DDR

How to use Blockflöte in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Blockflöte with translations in English.

[1] Viele Kinder lernen als erstes Instrument Blockflöte.

[1] Many children are the first instrument to learn recorder

[1] „Die Blockflöte ist nicht das Virtuoseninstrument, zu dem es auch schon wieder einige machen wollen. […] Wir müssen lernen, mit Blockflötenohren zu hören und mit Blockflötenfingern zu spielen, nicht mit Querflötenohren und mit Geigenfingern.“

[1] "The recorder is not the virtuoso instrument that some want to do again [...] We have to learn to hear with recorder ears and play with recorder fingers, not with flute ears and with violin fingers."

[2] „[Lafontaine:] Es ist doch einfach nicht begreiflich, dass die CDU in Ostdeutschland in Gemeinden und Landkreisen mit der PDS koaliert und dass dieselben Blockflöten auf dem Bundesparteitag der CDU gerade beschlossen haben, ihr Tun sei verwerflich.“

[2] "[Lafontaine:] It is simply not understandable that the CDU in East Germany coalitions in municipalities and counties with the PDS and that the same recorder at the CDU's federal party conference just decided that their actions are already being changed"

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Pictures or photos of Blockflöte

[1] Aufbau einer Blocklöte
[1] Aufbau einer Blocklöte
[1] Blockflöten verschiedener Stimmlagen
[1] Blockflöten verschiedener Stimmlagen

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