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Is it der, die oder das Favoritin?


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

The word Favoritin 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 Favoritin?

How does the declension of Favoritin 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 Favoritin die Favoritinnen
Genitive der Favoritin der Favoritinnen
Dative der Favoritin den Favoritinnen
Akkusative die Favoritin die Favoritinnen

What is the meaning of Favoritin in German?

Favoritin has various definitions in German:

[1] Female person who is preferred by someone

[1] weibliche Person, die von jemandem bevorzugt wird

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

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

[3] Octed: lover of a prince or monarch

[3] veraltet: Geliebte eines Fürsten oder Monarchen

How to use Favoritin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Favoritin with translations in English.

[1] „Der Eingang zum Harem war schmal, wie es sich für einen orientalischen Fraueneingang gebührt; der Sondereingang für Favoritinnen war etwas besser.“

[1] "The entrance to the Harem was narrow, as was for an oriental women's entrance. The special entrance for favorites was somewhat better" "

[1] „Sie war die Favoritin des Generals und, abgesehen von Signora F., die hübscheste der venezianischen Damen, die sich in Korfu aufhielten.“

[1] "She was the general of the general and, apart from Signora Fä, the prettiest of the Venetian women who were in Corfu."

[2] „Und auch bei den Skiweltmeisterschaften, die am 6. Februar in St. Moritz beginnen, gilt Shiffrin wieder als die große Favoritin auf Gold.“

[2] "And also at the Ski World Championships that start in St. Moritz on February 6th, Shiffrin is again considered the great favorite on gold."

[3] „Eine sehr beliebte Marketenderin war die Favoritin des Pascha von Jerusalem geworden.“

[3] "A very popular marketer was the favorite of the Pascha von Jerusalem" "

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