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Is it der, die oder das Feuerstein?


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

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

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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 Feuerstein?

How does the declension of Feuerstein 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 Feuerstein die Feuersteine
Genitive des Feuersteins des Feuersteines der Feuersteine
Dative dem Feuerstein dem Feuersteine den Feuersteinen
Akkusative den Feuerstein die Feuersteine

What is the meaning of Feuerstein in German?

Feuerstein has various definitions in German:

[1] Rock, which served primarily in the Stone Age for the production of tools and to produce fire

[1] Gestein, das vor allem in der Steinzeit zur Herstellung von Werkzeugen und zur Erzeugung von Feuer diente

[2] Alloy made of cer and iron to create fire

[2] Legierung aus Cer und Eisen zum Erzeugen von Feuer

[3] A family name

[3] ein Familienname

How to use Feuerstein in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Feuerstein with translations in English.

[1] Wenn man geschickt genug ist, kann man mit Feuersteinen Flammen entfachen.

[1] If you are clever enough, you can spark flames with flames

[1] „Aber weil er das Gefühl hatte, schon zu viel von seinen Feuersteinen gefaselt zu haben, so hatte er jetzt Bedenken.“

[1] "But because he had the feeling that he had already fucked too much of his flints, he had now had concerns"





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