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Is it der, die oder das Fach?


The correct article in German of Fach is das. So it is das Fach! (nominative case)

The word Fach is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Fach?

How does the declension of Fach 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 das Fach die Fächer
Genitive des Fachs des Faches der Fächer
Dative dem Fach dem Fache den Fächern
Akkusative das Fach die Fächer

What is the meaning of Fach in German?

Fach has various definitions in German:

[1] Building: The space formed by the beam framework or the load -bearing beams and filled with clay or bricks of a half -timbered wall (also compartment)

[1] Bauwesen: der durch das Balkengerüst beziehungsweise die tragenden Balken gebildete und mit Lehm oder Ziegeln ausgefüllte Zwischenraum einer Fachwerkwand (auch Gefach)

[2] Ordinary element in a closet, shelf or box for storing and finding objects faster

[2] Ordnungselement in einem Schrank, Regal oder Kasten zur Aufbewahrung und zum schnelleren Wiederfinden von Gegenständen

[3] Economy, science: short for a specialist area

[3] Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft: kurz für ein Fachgebiet

[4] School system: short for a subject

[4] Schulwesen: kurz für ein Unterrichtsfach

[5] Music theater, theater: the suitability of a singer or actor for a certain musical direction

[5] Musiktheater, Theater: die Eignung eines Sängers oder Schauspielers für eine bestimmte musikalische Richtung

[6] Weberry: A room that arises when weaving when some chain threads are raised and others are lowered

[6] Weberei: ein Raum, der beim Weben entsteht, wenn manche Kettfäden gehoben und andere gesenkt werden

How to use Fach in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fach with translations in English.

[1] Das Fach wird mit Lehm gefüllt.

[1] The subject is filled with clay

[2] Das Fach im Schrank klemmt.

[2] The compartment in the closet clamp

[3] Ihr bestes Fach in der Prüfung war die Statistik.

[3] Your best subject in the exam was the statistics

[4] Von den Fächern, die sie studiert hatte, musste sie am meisten Deutsch unterrichten.

[4] From the subjects she had studied, she had to teach the most German

[5] „Wie alle, so fing auch sie an mit der stets etwas undankbaren jungen Liebhaberin, sie wechselte aber schnell ins komische Fach, wo sie - ganz egal in welcher Rolle - die Zuschauer immer wieder zu Lachsalven animiert.“[3]

[5] "Like everyone, she also started with the always somewhat ungrateful young lover, but she quickly moved to the strange subject, where - regardless of the role - the audience kept getting to laughing salvos" [3]

[6] „Ein Webstuhl muss eine Vorrichtung aufweisen, mit der abwechselnd ein Teil der Kettfäden angehoben wird, ein anderer abgesenkt, so dass ein Fach entsteht, durch das der Schützen mit dem aufgespulten Schuss hindurchgeführt wird.“[4]

[6] "A loom must have a device with which part of the warp threads alternately raised, another lowered so that a compartment is created through which the shooter is led through with the strewed shot" [4]

How do you pronounce Fach?

Fach (Österreich)

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