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Is it der, die oder das Favorit?


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

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

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 Favorit?

How does the declension of Favorit 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 der Favorit die Favoriten
Genitive des Favoriten der Favoriten
Dative dem Favoriten den Favoriten
Akkusative den Favoriten die Favoriten

What is the meaning of Favorit in German?

Favorit has various definitions in German:

[1] living being that is preferred by someone

[1] Lebewesen, das von jemandem bevorzugt wird

[2] Sport: Participants with the greatest view to win in a comparison

[2] Sport: Teilnehmer mit der größten Aussicht, in einem Vergleich zu gewinnen

How to use Favorit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Favorit with translations in English.

[1] Zur Zeit ist er ihr Favorit.

[1] At the moment he is her favorite

[1] Diese Orchidee wäre in dieser Ausstellung mein Favorit.

[1] This orchid would be my favorite in this exhibition

[2] Brasilien ist im Fußball oft Favorit, wenn es gegen die deutsche Mannschaft geht.

[2] Brazil is often a favorite in football when it against the German team

[2] Welches Pferd gilt in dem Rennen als Favorit?

[2] Which horse is considered a favorite in the race

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