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Is it der, die oder das Fernglas?


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

The word Fernglas 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 Fernglas?

How does the declension of Fernglas 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 Fernglas die Ferngläser
Genitive des Fernglases der Ferngläser
Dative dem Fernglas dem Fernglase den Ferngläsern
Akkusative das Fernglas die Ferngläser

What is the meaning of Fernglas in German?

Fernglas is defined as:

[1] Optical device to be able to look over larger distances than with the naked eye

[1] optisches Gerät, um über größere Entfernungen blicken zu können als mit bloßem Auge

How to use Fernglas in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fernglas with translations in English.

[1] Mein Nachbar steht immer mit dem Fernglas am Fenster und beobachtet die anderen Anwohner.

[1] My neighbor is always with the binoculars at the window and watches the other residents

[1] „Croft setzte sein Fernglas an und blickte hinüber.“

[1] "Croft put on his binoculars and looked over"

[1] „Bobby holte das Fernglas aus dem Handschuhfach in der Fahrerkabine und legte sich in das lange Gras auf den Rücken, während Rosa sich quer auf seinen Bauch fallen ließ.“

[1] "Bobby took the binoculars out of the glove compartment in the driver's cab and lay on the back in the long grass while pink dropped across his stomach"

[1] „Auf einer Höhe stand ein General mit ein paar Offizieren und sah durchs Fernglas nach vorn.“

[1] "A general with a few officers stood at a height and looked forward through the binoculars"

[1] „Durch das Fernglas erkannte ich die Narben, die einige der Tiere bei Kämpfen davongetragen hatten.“

[1] "Through the binoculars I recognized the scars that some of the animals had carried away in fighting"

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[1] altes Fernglas
[1] altes Fernglas

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