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Is it der, die oder das Facebook?

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 Facebook?

How does the declension of Facebook 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 Facebook
Genitive Facebooks
Dative Facebook
Akkusative Facebook

What is the meaning of Facebook in German?

Facebook is defined as:

[1] Website of a social network that is widespread internationally and has several hundred million users, use it for communication and the presentation of one's own person

[1] Website eines sozialen Netzwerks, das international weit verbreitet ist und mehrere hundert Millionen Nutzer hat, weiche es für Kommunikation und die Darstellung der eigenen Person benutzen

How to use Facebook in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Facebook with translations in English.

[1] Theo weigert sich standhaft, sich bei Facebook anzumelden.

[1] Theo steadfastly refuses to register on Facebook

[1] Er hat ein Urlaubsfoto auf Facebook gepostet.

[1] He posted a vacation photo on Facebook

[1] Sie hat mir bei Facebook geschrieben, dass sie krank sei.

[1] She wrote to me on Facebook that she is sick

[1] „Verwundert schütteln meine Eltern den Kopf, wenn ich ihnen von E-Mail, Skype, Twitter und Facebook erzähle.“

[1] "In amazement, my parents shake my head when I tell you from email, skype, Twitter and Facebook"

[1] „Auf Facebook trudeln Nachrichten in meinem Postfach ein.“

[1] "On Facebook, news in my mailbox

[1] „Gleich nach unserer Ankunft hat Facebook mir die Tochter meiner Cousine Litsa als Freundin vorgeschlagen.“

[1] "Immediately after our arrival, Facebook suggested my daughter of my cousin Litsa as a girlfriend"

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