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Is it der, die oder das Feind?


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

The word Feind 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 Feind?

How does the declension of Feind 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 Feind die Feinde
Genitive des Feinds des Feindes der Feinde
Dative dem Feind dem Feinde den Feinden
Akkusative den Feind die Feinde

What is the meaning of Feind in German?

Feind is defined as:

[1] Person or group having a negative relationship with another

[1] Person oder Gruppe mit negativer Beziehung zu einer anderen

How to use Feind in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Feind with translations in English.

[1] Er ist mein schlimmster Feind.

[1] He is my worst enemy

[1] Der Feind greift an!

[1] The enemy attacks !

[1] „Die Waräger machen zahlreiche Feinde nieder, schlagen die übrigen in die Flucht und nehmen einen Kommandeur gefangen.“[2]

[1] "The Varangians knock down numerous enemies, put the rest of them to flight and take a commander prisoner" [2]

[1] „Alle Schiffe des Feindes hatten kriegstaugliche Schanzkleider und waren robust gebaut.“[3]

[1] "All the enemy's ships had bulwarks suitable for warfare and were robustly built ." [3]

How do you pronounce Feind?

Feind (Österreich)

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