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Is it der, die oder das Fehlstart?


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

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

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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 Fehlstart?

How does the declension of Fehlstart 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Fehlstart die Fehlstarts die Fehlstarte
Genitive des Fehlstarts des Fehlstartes der Fehlstarts der Fehlstarte
Dative dem Fehlstart den Fehlstarts den Fehlstarten
Akkusative den Fehlstart die Fehlstarts die Fehlstarte

What is the meaning of Fehlstart in German?

Fehlstart has various definitions in German:

[1] Sport, race: non -regulatory (usually premature) start

[1] Sport, Rennen: nicht regelkonformer (meist vorzeitiger) Start

[2] Translated: failed beginning

[2] übertragen: missglückter Anfang

How to use Fehlstart in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fehlstart with translations in English.

[1] Nach dem dritten Fehlstart wurde die Läuferin disqualifiziert.

[1] After the third false start, the runner was disqualified

[1] „Zu häufig wurden Fehlstarts provoziert, um die Gegner zu verunsichern, zu oft verzögerte sich der Ablauf.“

[1] "False starts were provoked too often to unsettle the opponents, too often the expiry was delayed"

[2] Der Fehlstart des Projektes hatten nur wenige an einen zweiten Anlauf geglaubt.

[2] The false start of the project had believed only a few on a second attempt

[2] „Schon vor den ersten Olympia-Tagen hat die Spitze der deutschen Mannschaft um Nachsicht im Falle eines Fehlstarts geworben.“

[2] "Even before the first days of the Olympics, the top of the German team grew up for withdrawal in the event of a false start"

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