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Is it der, die oder das Fallstrick?


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

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

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 Fallstrick?

How does the declension of Fallstrick 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 Fallstrick die Fallstricke
Genitive des Fallstrickes des Fallstricks der Fallstricke
Dative dem Fallstrick dem Fallstricke den Fallstricken
Akkusative den Fallstrick die Fallstricke

What is the meaning of Fallstrick in German?

Fallstrick is defined as:

[1] Means to bring or harm someone

[1] Mittel, um jemanden zu Fall zu bringen oder zu schaden

How to use Fallstrick in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fallstrick with translations in English.

[1] „So gilt Brigitte Ederer etwa als eine sehr erfahrene Personalerin, die lange auf ihrem Posten war und wohl eher über politische Fallstricke gestolpert ist als über eigenes Versagen.“

[1] "For example, Brigitte Ederer is considered a very experienced HR who has been on her post for a long time and probably stumbled across political pitfalls than on his own failure"

[1] „Aber sein Weg war voller Fallstricke.“

[1] "But his path was full of pitfalls"

[1] „Ich glaubte im Gegenteil, gerade weil ich C. C. liebte, müsse ich hingehen, um sie vor anderen Fallstricken zu bewahren.“

[1] "On the contrary, I believed that I loved C. C., I have to go there to keep them from other pitfalls."

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