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Is it der, die oder das Ferienzeit?


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

The word Ferienzeit is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Ferienzeit?

How does the declension of Ferienzeit 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 Ferienzeit die Ferienzeiten
Genitive der Ferienzeit der Ferienzeiten
Dative der Ferienzeit den Ferienzeiten
Akkusative die Ferienzeit die Ferienzeiten

What is the meaning of Ferienzeit in German?

Ferienzeit is defined as:

[1] period in which you are on vacation

[1] Zeitabschnitt, in dem man sich in den Ferien befindet

How to use Ferienzeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ferienzeit with translations in English.

[1] „Wer die Ferienzeit im heimischen Garten verbringt stellt gerne mal das Planschbecken für die Kleinen auf.“

[1] "Whoever spends the holiday season in the home garden likes to put the paddling pool for the little ones" "

[1] „Bei Kindern, die in einigen Fächern Probleme haben, den Schulstoff zu bewältigen, liegt es natürlich nahe, die Ferienzeit zum Aufarbeiten zu nutzen.“

[1] "In children who have problems dealing in some subjects to cope with the school material, it is of course obvious to use the holiday season for refurbishing"

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