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Is it der, die oder das Fantasie?


The correct article in German of Fantasie is die. So it is die Fantasie! (nominative case)

The word Fantasie is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Fantasie?

How does the declension of Fantasie 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 die Fantasie die Fantasien
Genitive der Fantasie der Fantasien
Dative der Fantasie den Fantasien
Akkusative die Fantasie die Fantasien

What is the meaning of Fantasie in German?

Fantasie has various definitions in German:

[1] Imagination or creativity

[1] Vorstellungsvermögen oder Kreativität

[2] Events and conditions presented

[2] vorgestellte Ereignisse und Zustände

How to use Fantasie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fantasie with translations in English.

[1] Unsere Fantasie reichte nicht aus, dass wir uns die Konsequenzen hätten ausmalen können.

[1] Our imagination was not enough that we could have imagined the consequences

[1] Die ganze Szene spielte sich aber nur in der Fantasie, nicht in der Wirklichkeit ab.

[1] The whole scene only played in the imagination, not in reality

[1] „Die Fantasie guter Bürokraten ist unerschöpflich.“

[1] "The imagination of good bureaucrats is inexhaustible"

[2] „Deshalb sind bloße Fantasien und echte Erinnerungen so leicht zu verwechseln.“

[2] "That is why mere fantasies and real memories are so easy to confuse"

[2] „So wachsen in den Köpfen der Menschen die Fantasien von Timbuktu.“

[2] "This is how people's fantasies grow in the minds of people"

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