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Is it der, die oder das Felsbrocken?


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

The word Felsbrocken 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 Felsbrocken?

How does the declension of Felsbrocken 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 Felsbrocken die Felsbrocken
Genitive des Felsbrockens der Felsbrocken
Dative dem Felsbrocken den Felsbrocken
Akkusative den Felsbrocken die Felsbrocken

What is the meaning of Felsbrocken in German?

Felsbrocken is defined as:

[1] A piece of rock

[1] ein Stück Fels

How to use Felsbrocken in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Felsbrocken with translations in English.

[1] „Im Bild des seinen Felsbrocken vergeblich bergauf wälzenden Sisyphos schließlich ist die Plage des mühsamen, der Schwerkraft unterworfenen Berganstiegs als eine von den Göttern mit Bedacht über die Sterblichen verhängte Strafe gedeutet.“

[1] "In the image of Sisyphos, which is in vain uphill, the plague of the tedious mountain climb that is subject to gravity is intended as one of the gods with concern about the mortal punishment"

[1] „Hallows starrte auf den schwarzen Felsbrocken hinunter.“

[1] "Hallows stared down on the black boulder"

[1] „An einem Felsbrocken blieben sie stehen.“

[1] "They stopped on a boulder"

[1] „Offensichtlich aber kostet es sie ziemlich viel Kraft, die Felsbrocken über die festgelegte Distanz hinwegzuschleudern.“

[1] Obviously, however, it costs quite a lot of strength to cut the boulders over the defined distance "

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