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Is it der, die oder das Ferienhaus?


The correct article in German of Ferienhaus is das. So it is das Ferienhaus! (nominative case)

The word Ferienhaus is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Ferienhaus?

How does the declension of Ferienhaus 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 das Ferienhaus die Ferienhäuser
Genitive des Ferienhauses der Ferienhäuser
Dative dem Ferienhaus dem Ferienhause den Ferienhäusern
Akkusative das Ferienhaus die Ferienhäuser

What is the meaning of Ferienhaus in German?

Ferienhaus is defined as:

[1] (mostly small) house, which is only used as a temporary stay in the free time

[1] (meist kleines) Haus, das nur als vorübergehender Aufenthalt in freier Zeit genutzt wird

How to use Ferienhaus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ferienhaus with translations in English.

[1] „Auf den Hügeln des gegenüberliegenden Ufers gingen die Lichter der unzähligen Ferienhäuser an.“

[1] "The lights of the countless holiday homes went on the hills of the opposite bank"

[1] „Der alte Dorfkern mit seinen kleinen, bunten Häuschen neben der Schlucht und den engen Gassen wird zusehends von modernen Ferienhäusern eingerahmt.“

[1] "The old village center with its small, colorful houses next to the gorge and the narrow streets is increasingly framed by modern holiday homes"

[1] „Auf dem weitläufigen Gelände stehen unter Bäumen verschiedene Ferienhäuser in unterschiedlicher Größe und Ausstattung.“

[1] "On the extensive area there are different holiday homes in different sizes and equipment under trees"

[1] „In La Baule traf sich die Schickeria, und wer es sich leisten konnte, hatte sich ein protziges Ferienhaus an die Küste gestellt.“

[1] "Schickeria met in La Baule, and if you could afford it, a showy holiday home had stood on the coast"

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Pictures or photos of Ferienhaus

[1] Ferienhaus in den Bergen
[1] Ferienhaus in den Bergen

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