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Is it der, die oder das Feste?


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

The word Feste 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 Feste?

How does the declension of Feste 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 Feste die Festen
Genitive der Feste der Festen
Dative der Feste den Festen
Akkusative die Feste die Festen

What is the meaning of Feste in German?

Feste has various definitions in German:

[1] Burg, fortress

[1] Burg, Festung

[2] Firmament, sky vault

[2] Firmament, Himmelsgewölbe

How to use Feste in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Feste with translations in English.

[1] „In Lützel an der Trierer Straße gab es beispielsweise Häuser, deren Fenster durch die Sprengungen der Feste Franz zu Bruch gingen und deren Mauerwerk rissig wurde.“

[1] "In Lützel on Trierer Strasse, for example, there were houses whose windows went to Bruch due to the explosions of the festivals and their masonry was cracked"

[2] „Da machte Gott die Feste und schied das Wasser unter der Feste von dem Wasser über der Feste. Und es geschah also. Und Gott nannte die Feste Himmel.“

[2] “God made the party and retired the water under the festival from the water above the festival and it happened. And God called the firm sky. "

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