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Is it der, die oder das Feiertag?


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

The word Feiertag 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 Feiertag?

How does the declension of Feiertag 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 Feiertag die Feiertage
Genitive des Feiertages des Feiertags der Feiertage
Dative dem Feiertag dem Feiertage den Feiertagen
Akkusative den Feiertag die Feiertage

What is the meaning of Feiertag in German?

Feiertag is defined as:

[1] Calendar: A day particularly defined by everyday life, which is dedicated to the memory of an event, a person or a special fact

[1] Kalender: ein vom Alltag besonders abgesetzter Tag, der dem Gedenken an ein Ereignis, eine Person oder einen besonderen Umstand gewidmet ist

How to use Feiertag in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Feiertag with translations in English.

[1] Heiligabend ist ein christlicher Feiertag.

[1] Christmas Eve is a Christian holiday

[1] „Bayram als Feiertag wäre ein Zeichen, dass die Konkurrenz der Religionen letztendlich ohne Sinn ist.“

[1] "Bayram as a holiday would be a sign that the competition of religions is ultimately without meaning"

[1] „Am dritten Feiertage waren alle Hausgenossen nach dem Mittagesssen auf ihre Zimmer gegangen.“

[1] "On the third holidays, after the Mittagesssess, all houses were on their rooms"

How do you pronounce Feiertag?

Feiertag (Österreich)

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