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Is it der, die oder das Finnisch?


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

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

The form "the Finnish" is only used with a certain article. The form "Finnish" is used with and without certain articles.

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 Finnisch?

How does the declension of Finnisch 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 1 Singular 2 Plural
Nominative (das) Finnisch das Finnische
Genitive (des) Finnisch (des) Finnischs des Finnischen
Dative (dem) Finnisch dem Finnischen
Akkusative (das) Finnisch das Finnische

What is the meaning of Finnisch in German?

Finnisch is defined as:

[1] Language that is mainly spoken in Finland and belongs to the Finno-Ugric

[1] Sprache, die vorwiegend in Finnland gesprochen wird und zum Finno-Ugrischen gehört

How to use Finnisch in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Finnisch with translations in English.

[1] Die Amtssprache in Finnland ist Finnisch.

[1] The official language in Finland is Finnish

[1] Das Finnische ist mit dem Estnischen verwandt.

[1] The Finnish is related to the Estonian

[1] „Die hiesigen Sprachlabore seien voll von solchen Typen, in der Regel sprächen sie selbst nicht mal Finnisch - oder wenn, dann nur sehr schlecht - und hätten also keinen Schimmer.“

[1] "The local language laboratories are full of such types, usually they don't even speak Finnish themselves - or if so, then only very bad - and so would have no shimmering"

[1] „In der Vielfalt dieser Theorien gab es eine weitere, die bis heute Gültigkeit hat: Danach ist das Ungarische eng mit dem Finnischen verwandt.“

[1] "In the variety of these theories there was another one that is still valid today: After that, the Hungarian is closely related to Finnish relatives"

[1] „Das finnische Volk könne sich nur durch Nutzung und Entwicklung des Finnischen als Sprache zur Nation entwickeln, so das staatsphilosophische Denken Snellmans.“

[1] "The Finnish people can only develop into a nation through the use and development of Finnish as a language, according to state -philosophical thinking Snellmanse" "

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