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Is it der, die oder das Favela?


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

The word Favela 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 Favela?

How does the declension of Favela 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 Favela die Favelas
Genitive der Favela der Favelas
Dative der Favela den Favelas
Akkusative die Favela die Favelas

What is the meaning of Favela in German?

Favela is defined as:

[1] Elendsviertel on the edge of South American, especially Brazilian cities

[1] Elendsviertel am Rande südamerikanischer, insbesondere brasilianischer Städte

How to use Favela in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Favela with translations in English.

[1] „Das Maracanã-Stadion wird für 400 Millionen Euro umgebaut, von Drogenbossen kontrollierte Favelas werden befriedet, Straßen und Hafengegend aufwendig ausgebaut.“

[1] "The Maracanã stadium is rebuilt for 400 million euros, favelas controlled by drug bosses are pacified, streets and port areas are extensively expanded"

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Pictures or photos of Favela

[1] eine Favela in Rio de Janeiro
[1] eine Favela in Rio de Janeiro

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