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Is it der, die oder das Festtag?


The correct article in German of Festtag is der. So it is der Festtag! (nominative case)

The word Festtag is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Festtag?

How does the declension of Festtag 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 der Festtag die Festtage
Genitive des Festtages des Festtags der Festtage
Dative dem Festtag dem Festtage den Festtagen
Akkusative den Festtag die Festtage

What is the meaning of Festtag in German?

Festtag has various definitions in German:

[1] A day on which is celebrated on the basis of an event

[1] ein Tag, an welchem aufgrund eines Ereignisses gefeiert wird

[2] Plural: Several days in which Festival take place

[2] Plural: mehrere Tage, in denen Festspiele stattfinden

How to use Festtag in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Festtag with translations in English.

[1] „Kurz vor Heiligabend mauerte das Kölner Straßentheater den Eingang von Karstadt zu.“

[1] "Shortly before Christmas Eve, the Cologne Straßentheater wasted the entrance of Karstadt zuä"

[1] „Ich antwortete ihr unverzüglich, daß sie mich an allen Festtagen in ihrer Kirche bei der Messe sehen werde; ich habe auch sofort damit begonnen.“

[1] "I immediately answered her that she will see me at the fair on all days in her church at the mass I started immediately"

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