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Is it der, die oder das Finale?


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

The word Finale is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

The plural form finals are only used in a sporting context (meaning [3]) and is mainly used in Germany, while the Plural Finali has established itself in the Austrian German as an alternative to finals [2]

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 Finale?

How does the declension of Finale 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 1 Plural 2 Plural 3
Nominative das Finale die Finale die Finals die Finali
Genitive des Finales der Finale der Finals der Finali
Dative dem Finale den Finalen den Finals den Finali
Akkusative das Finale die Finale die Finals die Finali

What is the meaning of Finale in German?

Finale has various definitions in German:

[1] General: End of a process, events

[1] allgemein: Ende eines Vorgangs, Geschehens

[2] Music: Last part of a piece or its performance

[2] Musik: letzter Teil eines Stücks oder seiner Aufführung

[3] Sport: Last game of a tournament, last competition

[3] Sport: letztes Spiel eines Turniers, letzter Wettkampf

How to use Finale in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Finale with translations in English.

[1] Das Feuerwerk ging mit einem grandiosen Finale zu Ende.

[1] The fireworks went to the end with a grand finale

[2] Nach dem Finale gab es einen langanhaltenden Applaus.

[2] After the final there was a long -lasting applause

[3] Deutschland hat das Finale der Fußballweltmeisterschaft 1990 gewonnen.

[3] Germany won the 1990 World Cup final

[3] „Wir gehen noch einmal nach Brasilien, in die Halbfinale und das Finale der WM 2014.“

[3] "We go to Brazil again, the semi -finals and the final of the 2014E World Cup"

How do you pronounce Finale?

Finale (Österreich)

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