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Is it der, die oder das Fachhochschule?


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

The word Fachhochschule 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 Fachhochschule?

How does the declension of Fachhochschule 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 Fachhochschule die Fachhochschulen
Genitive der Fachhochschule der Fachhochschulen
Dative der Fachhochschule den Fachhochschulen
Akkusative die Fachhochschule die Fachhochschulen

What is the meaning of Fachhochschule in German?

Fachhochschule is defined as:

[1] University with predominantly application -oriented courses

[1] Hochschule mit überwiegend anwendungsorientierten Studiengängen

How to use Fachhochschule in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fachhochschule with translations in English.

[1] Die Fachhochschule hat 4000 Studenten in 8 Fachbereichen.

[1] The university of applied sciences has 4,000 students in 8 departments

[1] „Wenn man derzeit von Forderungen liest, auch den Fachhochschulen das Promotionsrecht einzuräumen, kann man sich die Ergebnisse vorstellen.“

[1] "If you are currently reading from claims to also give the universities of applied sciences the right of doctorate, you can imagine the results"

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