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Is it der, die oder das Familienfest?


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

The word Familienfest is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Familienfest?

How does the declension of Familienfest 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 Familienfest die Familienfeste
Genitive des Familienfests des Familienfestes der Familienfeste
Dative dem Familienfest dem Familienfeste den Familienfesten
Akkusative das Familienfest die Familienfeste

What is the meaning of Familienfest in German?

Familienfest is defined as:

[1] Fixed that takes place on a family occasion and in which members of a family are particularly participating

[1] Fest, das aus einem familiären Anlass stattfindet und an dem vor allem Mitglieder einer Familie teilnehmen

How to use Familienfest in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Familienfest with translations in English.

[1] „Auch der Ausrufung der Republik und der Loslösung von Spanien im Jahr 1640 kann nicht mehr, wie es der Tradition entspricht, mit Familienfesten und einer größeren Siesta gedacht werden.“

[1] "The proclamation of the republic and the detachment from Spain in 1640 can no longer be thought of with family festivals and a larger siesta"

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