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Is it der, die oder das Finesse?


The correct article in German of Finesse is die. So it is die Finesse! (nominative case)

The word Finesse is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Finesse?

How does the declension of Finesse 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 die Finesse die Finessen
Genitive der Finesse der Finessen
Dative der Finesse den Finessen
Akkusative die Finesse die Finessen

What is the meaning of Finesse in German?

Finesse has various definitions in German:

[1] Particularly refined approach

[1] besonders raffiniert ausgedachte Vorgehensweise

[2] Property to be particularly smart and driven

[2] Eigenschaft, besonders schlau und durchtrieben zu sein

[3] decorating detail, special property, technical sophistication

[3] ausschmückendes Detail, besondere Eigenschaft, technische Raffinesse

How to use Finesse in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Finesse with translations in English.

[1] „Ein Unternehmen, das als Spezialist für integrierte Kommunikation den Markt prägt und das um alle Finessen der modernen Gestaltungsformen weiß.“

[1] "A company that shapes the market as a specialist for integrated communication and that around all finesse of the modern forms of design"

[1] „Die Herrin der ›Grotte für Halbgötter‹ war dafür berühmt, daß sie in der Liebestechnik drei besondere Finessen beherrschte, von denen bürgerliche Ehefrauen gemeinhin keine Ahnung haben.“

[1] "The mistress of the 'grotto for demigods' was famous for the fact that she dominated three special finesse in love technology, of which bourgeois wives generally have no idea"

[2] „Doch dort residiert mit Fraktionschef Laurenz Meyer schon einer, der seiner angeschlagenen CDU zuletzt mit Finesse und Biss neues Selbstbewusstsein einflößte.“

[2] "But there with parliamentary group leader Laurenz Meyer has already resided one who recently incorporated his battered CDU with finesse and bite new self -confidence"

[3] Du solltest mal die Küche sehen! Die ist mit allen Finessen eingerichtet.

[3] You should sometimes be the kitchen seed.

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