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Is it der, die oder das Faible?


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

The word Faible 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 Faible?

How does the declension of Faible 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 Faible die Faibles
Genitive des Faibles der Faibles
Dative dem Faible den Faibles
Akkusative das Faible die Faibles

What is the meaning of Faible in German?

Faible is defined as:

[1] Pency, inclination, weakness for something or someone not necessarily justifiable/easily exaggerated positive attitude towards something

[1] Vorliebe, Neigung, Schwäche für etwas oder jemanden; nicht unbedingt begründbare/leicht übertrieben positive Einstellung zu etwas

How to use Faible in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Faible with translations in English.

[1] Er hat ein Faible für schnelle Autos.

[1] He has a soft spot for fast car

[1] „Sein Faible für das Rettungswesen entdeckt Sascha St. aus Böblingen mit zwölf Jahren.“

[1] "His soft spot for the rescue system discovers Sascha Stä from Böblingen at the age of twelve."

[1] „Das besondere Faible Hans Meyers für den Gipfel des Kilimandscharo schlug sich in mehreren Reisen und einer Vielzahl von Büchern nieder.“

[1] "The special soft spot for the summit of Kilimanjaro struggled in several trips and a variety of books Niedere"

[1] „Er hatte ein besonders ausgeprägtes Faible für die Rheinlandschaft.“

[1] "He had a particularly pronounced soft spot for the Rhine landscape"

[1] „Ich würde Roger davon erzählen müssen, der ein großes Faible für Schafwitze hatte (...).“

[1] "I would have to tell Roger about it, who had a great soft spot for sheep jokes (. ..)."

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