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Is it der, die oder das Festlichkeit?


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

The word Festlichkeit 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 Festlichkeit?

How does the declension of Festlichkeit 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 Festlichkeit die Festlichkeiten
Genitive der Festlichkeit der Festlichkeiten
Dative der Festlichkeit den Festlichkeiten
Akkusative die Festlichkeit die Festlichkeiten

What is the meaning of Festlichkeit in German?

Festlichkeit has various definitions in German:

[1] Festive event

[1] festliche Veranstaltung

[2] Without plural: festive mood, atmosphere

[2] ohne Plural: festliche Stimmung, Atmosphäre

How to use Festlichkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Festlichkeit with translations in English.

[1] Als Festlichkeit würde ich das nicht bezeichnen; hier hat doch niemand Spaß.

[1] I would not describe that as a festivity here, nobody enjoyed it here

[1] Die Festlichkeiten zu Ehren des 10-jährigen Bestehens der Schule waren ein voller Erfolg.

[1] The festivities in honor of the school's 10th anniversary were a full success

[2] Die Festlichkeit der Weihnachtstage wurde die letzten Jahre durch den geringen Schneefall geschmälert.

[2] The festivity of the Christmas days has been reduced by the low snowfall in recent years

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