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Is it der, die oder das Farbige?


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

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

Some people lean the name of colored, apart from special cases (for example as a self -designation) abä German with dark skin color, increasingly choose the self -designation of Afro -German. African or black African can also be used, although this does not fit all the dark -skinned people.

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 Farbige?

How does the declension of Farbige work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

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1 Singular Plural
Nominative Farbige Farbige
Genitive Farbiger Farbiger
Dative Farbiger Farbigen
Akkusative Farbige Farbige
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ die Farbige die Farbigen
Genitiv der Farbigen der Farbigen
Dativ der Farbigen den Farbigen
Akkusativ die Farbige die Farbigen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ eine Farbige keine Farbigen
Genitiv einer Farbigen keiner Farbigen
Dativ einer Farbigen keinen Farbigen
Akkusativ eine Farbige keine Farbigen

What is the meaning of Farbige in German?

Farbige has various definitions in German:

[1] Female person who belongs to a population group whose skin is strongly pigmented, in contrast to the slightly pigmented human type, which is characteristic of Europe, North Africa and western Asia

[1] weibliche Person, die einer Bevölkerungsgruppe angehört, deren Haut stark pigmentiert ist, im Gegensatz zum gering pigmentierten Menschentyp, der für Europa, Nordafrika und das westliche Asien charakteristisch ist

[2] Members of the population group in South Africa, which is mainly made of mixed and speaking and speaking Afrikaans

[2] Angehörige der vorwiegend aus Mischlingen bestehenden und Afrikaans sprechenden Bevölkerungsgruppe in Südafrika• Für diese Bedeutung fehlen Referenzen oder Belegstellen. — Kommentar: siehe Bedeutung [2] unter Farbiger

How to use Farbige in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Farbige with translations in English.

[1] „Ihre abgeklärte Schreibe ist für NDiaye ein Werkzeug geworden, um ihre Situation als Schriftstellerin und als Farbige besser zum Ausdruck zu bringen.“

[1] "Her clarified writing has become a tool for Ndiaye to express her situation as a writer and as a colored better"

[2] „Wenn ein Farbiger und eine Farbige ein Kind haben, ist es eher unwahrscheinlich, dass das Kind den Eltern völlig gleicht.“

[2] "If a color and a colored one have a child, it is rather unlikely that the child is completely like the parents"

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