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Is it der, die oder das Fanal?


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

The word Fanal 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 Fanal?

How does the declension of Fanal 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 Fanal die Fanale
Genitive des Fanals der Fanale
Dative dem Fanal den Fanalen
Akkusative das Fanal die Fanale

What is the meaning of Fanal in German?

Fanal has various definitions in German:

[1] Fire sign, illuminated fire

[1] Feuerzeichen, Leuchtfeuer

[2] Transferred: Signs that announces impending events or changes

[2] übertragen: Zeichen, welches bevorstehende Ereignisse oder Veränderungen ankündigt

How to use Fanal in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fanal with translations in English.

[1] Bei Entzünden des Fanals entstand eine intensive Flamme mit starker Rauchbildung, so dass es sowohl bei Tage als auch in der Dunkelheit als Signalgeber dienen konnte.

[1] If the fanal ignites, an intense flame with heavy smoke formation was created, so that it could serve as a signal generator in both days and in the darkness

[2] Dieses Ereignis ist ein Fanal für alle Menschen.

[2] This event is a fanal for all people

[2] „Es war ein Fanal für die Medienbranche: Am Donnerstag gab der Springer-Verlag den Verkauf eines riesigen Pakets von Zeitungen und Zeitschriften bekannt.“

[2] "It was a fanal for the media industry: On Thursday, the Springer publishing house announced the sale of a huge package of newspapers and magazines"

[2] „Der Massenmord von Lidice (nicht der von Ležáky, obwohl er noch schlimmer war) wurde zum Fanal.“

[2] "The mass murder of Lidice (not that of Ležáky, although it was even worse) became a fana" "

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