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Is it der, die oder das Festnahme?


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

The word Festnahme is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Festnahme?

How does the declension of Festnahme 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 Festnahme die Festnahmen
Genitive der Festnahme der Festnahmen
Dative der Festnahme den Festnahmen
Akkusative die Festnahme die Festnahmen

What is the meaning of Festnahme in German?

Festnahme is defined as:

[1] Law: Holding in a person on a legal basis for a temporary period

[1] Recht: Festhalten einer Person auf einer rechtlichen Grundlage für einen vorläufigen Zeitraum

How to use Festnahme in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Festnahme with translations in English.

[1] Ein Berater des weißrussischen Oppositionspolitikers dementierte die Festnahme von Milinkewitsch durch die weißrussische Polizei.

[1] A consultant of the Belarusian opposition politician denied the arrest of Milinkewitsch by the Belarusian police

[1] Körperverletzungen bei der Festnahme sind nur insoweit gerechtfertigt, als sie in Zusammenhang mit dieser stehen und im Rahmen der Verhältnismäßigkeit bleiben.

[1] Body harm in the arrest are only justified to the extent that they are related to it and remain within the framework of proportionality

[1] „Wir hatten hin und zurück gute Überfahrten, ohne irgendwelche Festnahmen oder Missgeschicke.“

[1] "We had good crossings back and forth, without any arrests or misfortune"

[1] „Solche Situationen sind, wie man aus Hintergrundgesprächen erfährt, Verfolgungen und Festnahmen, bei denen es zu Rangeleien oder gar Prügeleien kommen kann.“

[1] "Such situations are, as you learn from background talks, persecution and arrests where wrangling or even fighting can occur"

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Pictures or photos of Festnahme

[1] Festnahme bei einem Polizeieinsatz
[1] Festnahme bei einem Polizeieinsatz

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