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Is it der, die oder das Fensterbank?


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

The word Fensterbank 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 Fensterbank?

How does the declension of Fensterbank 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 Fensterbank die Fensterbänke
Genitive der Fensterbank der Fensterbänke
Dative der Fensterbank den Fensterbänken
Akkusative die Fensterbank die Fensterbänke

What is the meaning of Fensterbank in German?

Fensterbank is defined as:

[1] The filing in front of a window

[1] die Ablage vor einem Fenster

How to use Fensterbank in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fensterbank with translations in English.

[1] Auf meiner Fensterbank stehen mehrere Kakteen.

[1] There are several cactuses on my windowsill

[1] Unter der Fensterbank ist meistens ein Heizkörper.

[1] Under the windowsill there is usually a radiator

[1] „Roman und Cesar stiegen über die Fensterbank auf den Hof des Sattlermeisters und traten in den Stall.“

[1] "Roman and Cesar climbed over the windowsill to the masters of the saddler and stepped into the stable" "

[1] „Auf der Fensterbank lagen die Bilder, die ich als letzte gemalt hatte.“

[1] "The pictures that I had painted as the last were on the windowsill"

[1] „Reuter hob seinen eingewickelten Fuß vorsichtig von der Fensterbank und setzte ihn vor sich hin.“

[1] "Reuter carefully raised his wrapped foot from the windowsill and put it in front of him"

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Fensterbank mit Blumen
Fensterbank mit Blumen

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