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Is it der, die oder das Feige?


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

The word Feige is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Feige?

How does the declension of Feige 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 Feige die Feigen
Genitive der Feige der Feigen
Dative der Feige den Feigen
Akkusative die Feige die Feigen

What is the meaning of Feige in German?

Feige is defined as:

[1] Botany, gastronomy: edible, sweet, meaty fruit of the fig tree

[1] Botanik, Gastronomie: essbare, süße, fleischige Frucht des Feigenbaums

How to use Feige in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Feige with translations in English.

[1] Als Trockenfrucht in der Weihnachtszeit ist die Feige allen wohlbekannt.

[1] As a dried fruit in the Christmas season, the fig is all well-known

[1] „Wir tobten über die Hänge, kletterten auf Bäume, pflückten Maulbeeren, Brombeeren, Feigen und was sonst noch alles wuchs, und spielten Picknick.“[2]

[1] "We raged over the slopes, climbed on trees, picked mulberries, blackberries, figs and what else grew up, and played picnicks" [2]

[1] „Ich war lange vor Skral aus dem Zimmer gegangen, hatte mich auf diese wackeligen Stühle gesetzt, mir einen starken Tee gekocht und aß Feigen und Ziegenkäse dazu.“[3]

[1] "I went out of the room for a long time ago, had set me on these shaky chairs, cooked a strong tea and ate figs and goat cheese with it" [3]

[2] An warmen Standorten und mit etwas gärtnerischer Pflege, können Feigen auch in Deutschland gedeihen.

[2] to warm locations and with a little gardening, figs can also grow in Germany

[3] Feigen sind vor allem in den Tropen verbreitet.

[3] Figs are commonly distributed in the tropics

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Pictures or photos of Feige

[1] eine halbe Feige
[1] eine halbe Feige
[2] Feigenbaum
[2] Feigenbaum

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