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Is it der, die oder das Elfe?


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

The word Elfe 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 Elfe?

How does the declension of Elfe 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 Elfe die Elfen
Genitive der Elfe der Elfen
Dative der Elfe den Elfen
Akkusative die Elfe die Elfen

What is the meaning of Elfe in German?

Elfe is defined as:

[1] mythology, Nordic mythology: female mythical creatures with human/human -like form

[1] Fabelwesen, nordische Mythologie: weibliches Fabelwesen mit menschlicher/menschenähnlicher Gestalt

How to use Elfe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Elfe with translations in English.

[1] Das fängt für viele schon bei der anfänglichen Gestaltung der eigenen Figur an, bei der sich ganz elementare Fragen stellen: Will ich eher heilen oder anderen schaden? Sehe ich mich lieber als grünhäutigen Ork oder als spitzohrige Elfe?

[1] For many, this starts with the initial design of their own figure, in which very elementary questions arise: do I want to heal or other damages do I prefer to see myself as a green -skinned ork or as an pointed elf?

[1] „Ist es da ein Wunder, dass jeder zweite Isländer an Elfen glaubt?“

[1] "Is it a miracle that every second Icelander believes in elves"

[1] „Elfen und Feen besuchen die Oberwelt und einige Menschen die Unterwelt.“

[1] "Elfen and fairies visit the upper world and some people the underworld"

[1] „Wer an Elfen glaubt, sieht auch Elfen.“

[1] "Anyone who believes in elves also sees Elfenä"

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Pictures or photos of Elfe

[1] Elfen tanzen auf einer Wiese
[1] Elfen tanzen auf einer Wiese

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