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Is it der, die oder das Fels?


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

The word Fels 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 Fels?

How does the declension of Fels 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 1 Singular 2 Plural
Nominative der Fels der Fels die Felsen
Genitive des Fels des Felses des Felsens des Felsen der Felsen
Dative dem Fels dem Felsen den Felsen
Akkusative den Fels den Felsen die Felsen

What is the meaning of Fels in German?

Fels has various definitions in German:

[1] Only singular: coherent mass of solid rock

[1] nur Singular: zusammenhängende Masse festen Gesteins

[2] Lifted: larger elevation made of hard rock

[2] gehoben: größere Erhebung aus hartem Gestein

How to use Fels in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fels with translations in English.

[1] Der unterirdische Gang wurde vom Schlosskeller aus durch den Fels geschlagen und endete am Fluss.

[1] The underground passage was beaten through the rock from the castle cellar and ended on the river

[1] „Der Freikletterer bewegt sich in steiler Wand: Er verzichtet auch bei höchsten Schwierigkeitsgraden auf technische Hilfsmittel und setzt sich mit seiner reinen Körperlichkeit, der Kraft und Geschmeidigkeit seiner Muskeln, der Haltefähigkeit seiner Finger und Zehen, dem natürlichen Fels, seinen glatten Wänden, gefurchten Rillen, sperrigen Überhängen aus.“

[1] “The free climber moves in steep wall: it does not use technical aids even with the highest level of difficulty and with its pure physicality, the strength and smoothness of its muscles, the ability of its fingers and toes, the natural rock, its smooth walls , furrowed grooves, bulky overhangs "

[1] Die beiden Jungen sind früh losgezogen und klettern jetzt im Fels.

[1] The two boys started early and are now climbing in the rock

[1] „Der Lancia stand in der unten an der Uferstraße in den Fels gehauenen Garage.“

[1] "The Lancia stood in the Garagee hewn in the rock on the head on the Uferstrasse"

[2] Ursache des Unglücks war ein Fels, der auf die Gleise gefallen war.

[2] The cause of the accident was a rock that had fallen on the tracks

[2] Danke, dass du immer wie ein Fels an meiner Seite standest.

[2] Thank you for always standing like a rock at my side

[2] „Wir fuhren los, wieder vorbei an den Felsen aus Vulkangestein und kaman nach Bordj el Haouas, ein Häuflein Häuser entlang einer Hauptstraße.“

[2] "We started, again past the rocks from volcanic stone and Kaman to Bordj El Haouas, a accompanying houses along a main street"

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