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Is it der, die oder das Faust?


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

The word Faust 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 …).

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German declension of Faust?

How does the declension of Faust 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 Faust die Fäuste
Genitive der Faust der Fäuste
Dative der Faust den Fäusten
Akkusative die Faust die Fäuste

What is the meaning of Faust in German?

Faust is defined as:

[1] Hand with concentrated fingers

[1] Hand mit geballten Fingern

How to use Faust in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Faust with translations in English.

[1] Die Finger sind zur Faust geballt.

[1] The fingers are to the fist concentrated

[1] „Andrew öffnete den Mund, aber ich schüttelte meine Faust so überzeugend, dass er still blieb.“

[1] "Andrew opened his mouth, but I shook my fist so convincingly that he stayed still"

[1] „Das Altarbild auf der Etagere zittert, als er den Tisch mit den Fäusten bearbeitet.“

[1] "The altarpiece trembles on the tier when he edited the table with the fists"

[1] „Während Dwayne nun mit der Faust auf die Tür trommelte und laut um Hilfe schrie, versuchte Noby seine Gedanken zu ordnen.“

[1] "While Dwayne was now drumming on the door with his fist and screaming loudly for help, Noby tried to organize his thoughts"

[1] „Er machte eine Faust und hielt den Unterarm hoch.“

[1] "He made a fist and held up the forearm"

Is it der, die oder das Faust?


The correct article in German of Faust is der. So it is der Faust! (nominative case)

The word Faust is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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What is the meaning of Faust in German?

Faust has various definitions in German:

[1] German surname

[1] deutscher Nachname

[2] Same of a shape of the literature

[2] Eigenname einer Gestalt der Literatur

How to use Faust in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Faust with translations in English.



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