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Is it der, die oder das Film?


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

The word Film 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 Film?

How does the declension of Film 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 Film die Filme
Genitive des Films des Filmes der Filme
Dative dem Film dem Filme den Filmen
Akkusative den Film die Filme

What is the meaning of Film in German?

Film has various definitions in German:

[1] thin layer of something

[1] dünne Schicht von etwas

[2] Photography: Material for photography of static pictures

[2] Fotografie: Material für die Fotografie von statischen Bildern

[3] Film: sequence of different images (today usually with soundtrack and digital, see also video)

[3] Film: Abfolge von verschiedenen Bildern (heute in der Regel mit Tonspur und digital, siehe auch Video)

[4] Film, art: art direction and industrial branch, the films [3] produced

[4] Film, Kunst: Kunstrichtung und Industriezweig, der Filme[3] produziert

How to use Film in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Film with translations in English.

[1] Auf der Straße war ein Film von Öl, der mich von der Straße abbrachte.

[1] On the street was a film of oil that spent me from the street

[2] Der Film wurde belichtet.

[2] The film was exposed

[3] Dieser Film wurde für den Oscar nominiert.

[3] This film was nominated for the Oscar

[3] „Der Film war ganz anders, als ich es mir vorgestellt hatte.“

[3] "The film was very different than I had imagined"

[3] „Da war der Film auch schon wieder aus.“

[3] "The film was already out of it"

[3] „Man schaut sich den Film einfach in der türkischen Synchronisation an und gewöhnt sich langsam an den wunderbaren Klang dieser Sprache.“

[3] "You just look at the film in Turkish dubbing and slowly get used to the wonderful sound of this language"

[3] „Forstrat Bertram, Meixner durch die gemeinsame Jagd verbunden, hatte einen Film über die seit längerem beobachteten Baumschäden gedreht, den er gern in dieser Runde gezeigt hätte.“

[3] "Forstrat Bertram, Meixner connected by hunting together, had made a film about the tree damage that had been observed for a long time, which he would have liked to show in this round"

[4] Er arbeitet beim Film.

[4] He works on the film

How do you pronounce Film?

Film (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Film

[2] ein Film (1981)
[2] ein Film (1981)

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