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Is it der, die oder das Festspiel?


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

The word Festspiel 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 Festspiel?

How does the declension of Festspiel 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 Festspiel die Festspiele
Genitive des Festspieles des Festspiels der Festspiele
Dative dem Festspiel dem Festspiele den Festspielen
Akkusative das Festspiel die Festspiele

What is the meaning of Festspiel in German?

Festspiel has various definitions in German:

[1] Glossy event by cultural rank

[1] glanzvolle Veranstaltung von kulturellem Rang

[2] Plural: Series of events of cultural rank in a certain place, on a specific topic or a certain genre

[2] Plural: Reihe von Veranstaltungen von kulturellem Rang an einem bestimmten Ort, zu einem bestimmten Thema oder eines bestimmten Genres

How to use Festspiel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Festspiel with translations in English.

[1] „Das Liebesspiel trägt seinen Namen gewiß mit Recht, und auch die Kult- und Festspiele, die in urtümlichen Sozialformen in großer Mannigfaltigkeit anzutreffen sind, […] haben durchaus ausgesprochenen Spielcharakter.“

[1] "The lovemaking is certainly right, and also the cult and festival, which can be found in primeval social forms in great diversity, [...]

[1] Stichwort Festspiel

[1] Keyword Festival

[2] Dieses Jahr können die Festspiele nicht durchgeführt werden, da die Finanzierung nicht gesichert ist.

[2] The festival cannot be carried out this year, since the financing is not secured

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