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Is it der, die oder das Fingerspitze?


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

The word Fingerspitze 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 Fingerspitze?

How does the declension of Fingerspitze 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 Fingerspitze die Fingerspitzen
Genitive der Fingerspitze der Fingerspitzen
Dative der Fingerspitze den Fingerspitzen
Akkusative die Fingerspitze die Fingerspitzen

What is the meaning of Fingerspitze in German?

Fingerspitze is defined as:

[1] Often only plural: the front part of the finger, the last link of the finger

[1] häufig nur Plural: der vordere Teil des Fingers, das letzte Glied des Fingers

How to use Fingerspitze in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fingerspitze with translations in English.

[1] Die Fingerspitzen sind für die haptische Wahrnehmung sehr wichtig.

[1] The fingertips are very important for the haptic perception

[1] „Ihre Fingerspitzen waren in Henna getunkt.“

[1] "Your fingertips were dated in Henna"

[1] „Er streicht mit den Fingerspitzen leicht über ihre Haut.“

[1] "He strokes his fingertips slightly over your skin"

[1] „In den Fingerspitzen fühlte er das Klopfen des fremden Pulses.“

[1] "In the fingertips he felt the knocking of the foreign Pulsesä"

[1] „Noby stellte seinen Zeigefinger senkrecht und ließ die Fingerspitze imaginäre Kreise im Raum vollführen.“

[1] "Noby put his index finger vertically and let the fingertips perform imaginary circles in the room"

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