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Is it der, die oder das Festival?


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

The word Festival 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 Festival?

How does the declension of Festival 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 Festival die Festivals
Genitive des Festivals der Festivals
Dative dem Festival den Festivals
Akkusative das Festival die Festivals

What is the meaning of Festival in German?

Festival is defined as:

[1] Mostly multi -day event, in which several artists perform, with an additional program

[1] meistens mehrtägige Veranstaltung, bei der mehrere Künstler auftreten, mit zusätzlichem Programm

How to use Festival in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Festival with translations in English.

[1] Ich war letztes Jahr auf drei Festivals.

[1] I was on three festivals last year

[1] „Auch das Festival war etwas für Insider.“

[1] "The festival was also something for Insiderä"

[1] „Der spanische Opernstar Placido Domingo, der Mitte Juli nach der Behandlung einer Lungenembolie aus einem Madrider Krankenhaus entlassen worden ist, hat seine Termine als Sänger und Dirigent im Rahmen des Festivals für das 100-jährige Jubiläum der Arena von Verona bestätigt.“

[1] "The Spanish opera star Placido Domingo, who was released in mid-July after the treatment of pulmonary embolism from a Madrid hospital, has confirmed his appointments as a singer and conductor as part of the festival for the 100th anniversary of the Arena of Verona" "

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