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Is it der, die oder das Festschrift?


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

The word Festschrift 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 Festschrift?

How does the declension of Festschrift 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 Festschrift die Festschriften
Genitive der Festschrift der Festschriften
Dative der Festschrift den Festschriften
Akkusative die Festschrift die Festschriften

What is the meaning of Festschrift in German?

Festschrift is defined as:

[1] Publication with various (academic) articles in honor of a person or institution for a certain occasion (anniversary or the like)

[1] Publikation mit verschiedenen (akademischen) Beiträgen zu Ehren einer Person oder Institution aus bestimmtem Anlass (Jubiläum oder Ähnliches)

How to use Festschrift in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Festschrift with translations in English.

[1] „Wie soll man sich heute des 17. Juni erinnern, nachdem er als ‚Tag der Einheit‘ in den Oktober verschoben wurde? Am besten mit oraler Erinnerung statt mit vollmundigen Reden. Denn die Wahrheit stirbt zwischen Schulbüchern und Festschriften.“

[1] “How should you remember June 17th after being postponed as a 'day of unity' in October with oral memory instead of speeches. Because the truth dies between school books and commemorations. "

[1] „Der 70. Geburtstag bringt die hübsche Ehrenbürgerschaft von Ascona und Ronco, der Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch hat eine kleine Festschrift zusammengestellt, und das Presseecho in der Bundesrepublik zu diesem Ehrentag ist bescheiden.“

[1] “The 70th birthday brings the pretty honorary citizenship of Ascona and Ronco, the Kiepenheuer publisher

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