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Is it der, die oder das Fake?


The correct article in German of Fake is der. So it is der Fake! (nominative case)

The word Fake is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Fake?

How does the declension of Fake 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 der Fake die Fakes
Genitive des Fakes der Fakes
Dative dem Fake den Fakes
Akkusative den Fake die Fakes

What is the meaning of Fake in German?

Fake has various definitions in German:

[1] colloquial: fake, copy, imitation, attempted fraud (can be used for one thing, but also for a person and/or his action or behavior)

[1] umgangssprachlich: Fälschung, Kopie, Nachahmung, versuchter Betrug (kann für eine Sache, aber auch für eine Person und/oder dessen Handlung oder Verhalten verwendet werden)

[2] Art: imitation of a work of art, but not with the intention of copying the work of art due to its optics, but obviously creating a "fake" in order to criticize criticism of the institution of art and its ideology of the original work of art

[2] Kunst: Nachahmung eines Kunstwerkes, jedoch nicht mit der Absicht, das Kunstwerk aufgrund seiner Optik zu kopieren, sondern offenkundig ein „Fake“ zu erstellen, um Kritik an der Institution der Kunst und an dessen Ideologie des originalen Kunstwerks auszuüben

How to use Fake in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fake with translations in English.

[1] Das ist doch nie im Leben eine echte Rolex, die ist doch Fake!

[1] It's never a real Rolex in life, which is fake depth

[1] Du chattest nicht mit deiner Traumfrau. Das ist nur ein Fake im Internet-Forum!

[1] You don't chat with your dream woman that is just a fake in the internet forum

[1] „Jemand wird uns das Geld abnehmen, der Vertrag wird sich als Fake erweisen, oder aber alles ist korrekt und es kommt niemand, um ein Buch zu kaufen.“

[1] "Someone will take over the money, the contract will prove to be fake, or everything is correct and nobody comes to buy a book" "

[1] „Das gilt auch für solche Fakes, die wie etwa beim Chatten »zum Spiel« gehören: Hier wird in Rechnung gestellt, ja sogar erwartet, dass Identitäten, das Alter oder das Geschlecht der Akteure »gefakt« werden.“

[1] "This also applies to fakes that belong to the game" as in chatting ": Here it is invoiced, even expected that identities, the age or gender of the actors become" fulfilled ""

[1] „Die Experten des Verlags waren sich sicher: Der Satz steht nirgendwo bei Lindgren, das ist ein Fake.“

[1] "The experts from the publisher were certain: the sentence is nowhere with Lindgren, this is a fakee"

[1] „Die dokumentarischen Fotos sind Fake und die Maschinen wahrhaft nutzlos, aber das alles zusammmen ist hochkomisch.“

[1] "The documentary photos are fake and the machines are truly useless, but all of this is highly comic"

[2] Diese Collage ist ein Fake!

[2] This collage is a fake depression

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