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Is it der, die oder das Ferkel?


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

The word Ferkel 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 Ferkel?

How does the declension of Ferkel 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 Ferkel die Ferkel
Genitive des Ferkels der Ferkel
Dative dem Ferkel den Ferkeln
Akkusative das Ferkel die Ferkel

What is the meaning of Ferkel in German?

Ferkel has various definitions in German:

[1] Jung of the house pig

[1] Junges des Hausschweins

[2] Translated: Value word for a person (often child) who has soil or her environment physically or verbally

[2] übertragen: Schimpfwort für eine Person (oft Kind), die sich oder ihre Umwelt physisch oder verbal beschmutzt hat

How to use Ferkel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ferkel with translations in English.

[1] Drei Ferkel des letzten Wurfs waren männlich.

[1] Three piglets of the last litter were male

[1] „Zwischen Kakteen und Blattpflanzen ohne Blüten, wie man sie in den Schaufenstern von Schlächtern findet, um ein totes Ferkel mit einer Zitrone im Maul zu garnieren, saßen etwa fünfzehn Personen auf unbequemen Stühlen herum.“

[1] "Between cacti and leaf plants without flowers, as you can find in the shop windows of slaughtering to garnish a dead piglet with a lemon in the mouth, about fifteen people sat around on uncomfortable chairs"

[2] Ihr Ferkel, ihr habt den ganzen Tisch vollgekleckert.

[2] You piglets, you have the whole table full

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