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Is it der, die oder das Fastenzeit?


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

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

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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 Fastenzeit?

How does the declension of Fastenzeit 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 Fastenzeit die Fastenzeiten
Genitive der Fastenzeit der Fastenzeiten
Dative der Fastenzeit den Fastenzeiten
Akkusative die Fastenzeit die Fastenzeiten

What is the meaning of Fastenzeit in German?

Fastenzeit has various definitions in German:

[1] Religion: Time in which believers contain the consumption of certain food and drinks

[1] Religion: Zeit, in der Gläubige sich des Verzehrs bestimmter Speisen und Getränke enthalten

[2] Christianity: The 40-day preparation time out of Ash Wednesday for Easter

[2] Christentum: die von Aschermittwoch ausgehende 40-tägige Vorbereitungszeit auf das Osterfest

How to use Fastenzeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fastenzeit with translations in English.

[1] „Heute versuchen wir, die Fastenzeit mit der ganzen Familie zu verbringen.“

[1] Today we try to spend Lent with the whole family "

[1] „Man fühlt sich hier an die Fastenzeit erinnert.“

[1] "You feel reminded of Lent here"

[2] Am Aschermittwoch beginnt die Fastenzeit.

[2] On Ash Wednesday the Fasting time begins

[2] „Aber kaum irgendwo auf der Welt dauert die Fastenzeit so lange wie in der Äthiopisch-Orthodoxen Kirche.“

[2] "But hardly anywhere in the world lasts Lent as long as in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church"

[2] „Ich verbrachte die Fastenzeit glücklich und zufrieden mit meinen beiden Engeln, im Freundeskreis von Signor Malipiero und über dem Studium der Experimentalphysik im Kloster S. Maria della Salute.“

[2] "I spent Lent happy and satisfied with my two angels, in the Freundeskreis of Signor Malipiero and about studying experimental physics in the monastery of Maria Della Salute."

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