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Is it der, die oder das Fehlleistung?


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

The word Fehlleistung 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 Fehlleistung?

How does the declension of Fehlleistung 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 Fehlleistung die Fehlleistungen
Genitive der Fehlleistung der Fehlleistungen
Dative der Fehlleistung den Fehlleistungen
Akkusative die Fehlleistung die Fehlleistungen

What is the meaning of Fehlleistung in German?

Fehlleistung is defined as:

[1] Decision or action that leads to a faulty/undesirable result

[1] Entscheidung oder Handlung, die zu einem fehlerhaften/unerwünschten Ergebnis führt

How to use Fehlleistung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fehlleistung with translations in English.

[1] „Dies gilt sowohl für seine Klassifikation der Versprecher in fünf Klassen als auch für seine Annahmen über die psychologischen Ursachen und Entstehungsweisen solcher Fehlleistungen.“

[1] "This applies to both his classification of the promises in five classes as well as his assumptions about the psychological causes and origins of such failures" "

[1] „Die besten Witze macht das Leben selbst, und eine Fundgrube sind darum die schriftlichen Fehlleistungen in Briefen von Ungebildeten oder Schreibungewohnten, soweit sie überhaupt ans Licht der Öffentlichkeit gelangen.“

[1] "The best jokes make life itself, and a treasure trove is therefore the written mistakes in letters from uneducated or spelling, insofar as they even come to the light of the public"

[1] „Es gibt einen Angestelltenwitz, der zudem noch Freuds Theorie der Verdrängung und der Fehlleistung spiegelt.“

[1] "There is a joke of employees who also reflects Freud's theory of repression and the failure" "

[1] „Was Tewje unterläuft, heißt heute eine Freudsche Fehlleistung, und sie hat ihren eigenen Witz.“

[1] "What Tewje is doing is called a Freudian mistake today, and it has her own joke"

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