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Is it der, die oder das Fahnenstange?


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

The word Fahnenstange 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 Fahnenstange?

How does the declension of Fahnenstange 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 Fahnenstange die Fahnenstangen
Genitive der Fahnenstange der Fahnenstangen
Dative der Fahnenstange den Fahnenstangen
Akkusative die Fahnenstange die Fahnenstangen

What is the meaning of Fahnenstange in German?

Fahnenstange is defined as:

[1] Stab, mast on which the search cloth can be raised

[1] Stab, Mast, an dem das Fahnentuch aufgezogen werden kann

How to use Fahnenstange in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fahnenstange with translations in English.

[1] Die Fahnenstangen stehen meist ganz leer vor unserem Rathaus.

[1] The flagpoles are usually completely empty in front of our town hall

[1] „Da er zu Amsterdam ein Konfektionsgeschäft betrieb, ließ der Baron zum Hohn nachts eine alte Hose an die Fahnenstange hängen.“

[1] "Since he ran a clothing business into Amsterdam, the baron made an old trousers hanging on the flagpole at night"

[1] „Der Aufbau des Buches orientiert sich an einer Redewendung aus dem Alltag, die Sie vermutlich kennen: «Ich bin am Ende der Fahnenstange angelangt!» Das sagt jemand, der nicht mehr weiterweiß.“

[1] "The structure of the book is based on a phrase from everyday life that you probably know:" I am at the end of the flag.

[1] „Wie immer in Gegenwart von Vorgesetzten geriet er dabei in Verwirrung, sah die Fahnenstange nicht rechtzeitig und stolperte über sie.“

[1] "As always in the presence of superiors, he got into confusion, did not see the flag bar in time and stumbled over her"

How do you pronounce Fahnenstange?

Fahnenstange (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Fahnenstange

[1] Fahnenstange hoch auf einem Turm
[1] Fahnenstange hoch auf einem Turm

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