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Is it der, die oder das Farbe?


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

The word Farbe 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 Farbe?

How does the declension of Farbe 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 Farbe die Farben
Genitive der Farbe der Farben
Dative der Farbe den Farben
Akkusative die Farbe die Farben

What is the meaning of Farbe in German?

Farbe has various definitions in German:

[1] A certain section of the visible light in the spectrum of electromagnetic waves

[1] ein bestimmter Abschnitt des sichtbaren Lichts im Spektrum der elektromagnetischen Wellen

[2] Means of painting, coloring surfaces and fabrics

[2] Mittel zum Anstreichen, Färben von Oberflächen und Stoffen

[3] Rewage of skin and skin tan in light -skinned people

[3] Hautrötung und Hautbräune bei hellhäutigen Menschen

[4] belonging together playing cards in various card games

[4] zusammengehörige Spielkarten in verschiedenen Kartenspielen

[5] (figuratively) symbol, sign, party, point of view, opinion, position, landmark

[5] (im übertragenen Sinne) Symbol, Zeichen, Partei, Standpunkt, Meinung, Position, Wahrzeichen

How to use Farbe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Farbe with translations in English.

[1] Die Farben haben eine hohe Brillanz.

[1] The colors have a high brilliant

[1] „Unbestreitbar haben Farben für uns wichtige Orientierungsfunktionen, aber sie sind nicht unverzichbar.“[2]

[1] "Colors have important orientation functions for us, but they are not unexpected" [2]

[2] Diese Farbe taugt nichts.

[2] This color is good for nothing

[2] Da haben sie einfach dick Farbe drübergeschmiert, damit man den Schimmel nicht sieht.

[2] They just smeared thick paint over it so that you don't see the mold

[3] Mensch, hast du Farbe aus dem Urlaub mitgebracht.

[3] Man, you brought color from your vacation with you

[4] Farbe wird bedient.

[4] Color is served

[5] Die Studenten erschienen in den Farben ihrer Verbindung.

[5] The students appeared in the colors of their connection

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[2] Ein Kind leert Farbe aus
[2] Ein Kind leert Farbe aus

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