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Is it der, die oder das Fehler?


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

The word Fehler 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 Fehler?

How does the declension of Fehler 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 Fehler die Fehler
Genitive des Fehlers der Fehler
Dative dem Fehler den Fehlern
Akkusative den Fehler die Fehler

What is the meaning of Fehler in German?

Fehler has various definitions in German:

[1] Deviation from an optimal condition, procedure or the correct

[1] Abweichung von einem optimalen Zustand, Verfahren oder dem Richtigen

[2] A damaged area, a place with a deficiency

[2] eine schadhafte Stelle, eine Stelle mit einem Mangel

[3] A wrong decision, a wrong action

[3] eine falsche Entscheidung, eine falsche Handlung

[4] A physical or character weakness

[4] eine körperliche oder charakterliche Schwäche

How to use Fehler in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fehler with translations in English.

[1] In der Physikarbeit hat er drei Fehler gemacht.

[1] In physics work, he made three mistakes

[2] Der Stoff hat einen Fehler im Material.

[2] The fabric has an error in the material

[3] Diese Entscheidung ist ein schwerer Fehler.

[3] This decision is a serious error

[3] Das ist nicht mein Fehler.

[3] This is not my error

[3] „Jeder verheiratete Mann sollte seine Fehler vergessen – es nützt nichts, wenn zwei Menschen sich an dieselbe Sache erinnern.“

[3] "Every married man should forget his mistakes - it is of no use if two people remember the same thing"

[4] Jeder Mensch hat so seine Fehler.

[4] Everyone has their fault

How do you pronounce Fehler?

Fehler (Österreich)

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