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Is it der, die oder das Flagge?


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

The word Flagge 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 Flagge?

How does the declension of Flagge 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 Flagge die Flaggen
Genitive der Flagge der Flaggen
Dative der Flagge den Flaggen
Akkusative die Flagge die Flaggen

What is the meaning of Flagge in German?

Flagge has various definitions in German:

[1] flag attached to a leash as the sovereign or honorary signs of a state

[1] an einer Leine befestigte Fahne als Hoheits- oder Ehrenzeichen eines Staates

[2] identification marks and communication methods

[2] Erkennungszeichen und Verständigungsmittel

How to use Flagge in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Flagge with translations in English.

[1] Vor der Botschaft ist die Flagge des Landes gehisst.

[1] The country's flag is in front of the message

[1] „Unter rechtlichen Aspekten läßt sich die nationale Flagge vergleichen mit Personalausweis oder Paß.“

[1] "From a legal point of view, the national flag can be compared to ID card or Paße"

[1] „Jeder Finne darf die Flagge hissen, wann er will, an Flaggentagen oder zu privaten Anlässen.“

[1] "Each Finn may raise the flag when it wants, on flag days or for private events"

[1] „Ich schlenderte hinüber zum Flaggenstock unter der Manöverbrücke und bemerkte zu meinem Erstaunen, daß wir unter japanischer Flagge fuhren.“

[1] "I strolled over to the flagstock under the maneuvering and to my astonishment noticed that we are under Japanese flag" "

[2] Die Besatzung hisste die weiße Flagge.

[2] The crew had the white flag.

[2] Der Streckenposten warnt mit der gelben Flagge die Teilnehmer.

[2] The route position warns the participant with the yellow flag

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Pictures or photos of Flagge

[1] Die Flagge der Schweiz
[1] Die Flagge der Schweiz

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