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Is it der, die oder das Federvieh?


The correct article in German of Federvieh is das. So it is das Federvieh! (nominative case)

The word Federvieh is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Federvieh?

How does the declension of Federvieh 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 das Federvieh
Genitive des Federviehs des Federviehes
Dative dem Federvieh
Akkusative das Federvieh

What is the meaning of Federvieh in German?

Federvieh is defined as:

[1] Agriculture, farm animals: birds as farm animals and as pets

[1] Landwirtschaft, Nutztier: Vögel als landwirtschaftliche Nutztiere und als Haustiere

How to use Federvieh in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Federvieh with translations in English.

[1] „Darum muß neben den Frauen bald auch das Federvieh im Moor versteckt werden; eilig wird dort ein Gehege gebaut.“

[1] "In addition to the women, the poultry in the bog will soon have to be hidden in the bog, an enclosure is being built there"

[1] „Heu und Federvieh holten sie aus den Ställen, verflucht von den Bauern, die mit Knüppeln und Mistforken drohten, aber nichts gegen die Waffen der Reiter ausrichten konnten.“

[1] "Hay and poultry took them out of the stables, cursed by the farmers who threatened with sticks and crap fork, but could not do anything against the armor's weapons"

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