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Is it der, die oder das Flecken?


The correct article in German of Flecken is der. So it is der Flecken! (nominative case)

The word Flecken is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Flecken?

How does the declension of Flecken 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 der Flecken die Flecken
Genitive des Fleckens der Flecken
Dative dem Flecken den Flecken
Akkusative den Flecken die Flecken

What is the meaning of Flecken in German?

Flecken has various definitions in German:

[1] A point that differs from the surroundings, for example, by pollution or color

[1] sich zum Beispiel durch Verschmutzung oder Farbe von der Umgebung unterscheidende Stelle

[2] regional: village, small settlement

[2] regional: Dorf, kleine Siedlung

How to use Flecken in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Flecken with translations in English.

[1] Pass mit dem Rotwein auf, die Flecken gehen nicht mehr raus.

[1] Be careful with the red wine, the stains won't come out .

[1] Der Leopard hat schwarze Flecken.

[1] The leopard has black spots

[1] „Joyce zieht ihr Staubtuch wieder hervor, bückt sich und poliert einen Flecken vom Couchtisch weg.“[2]

[1] "Joyce pulls out her duster again, bends down and polishes a stain away from the coffee table." [2]

[2] Die Nachricht hat sich in Windeseile im ganzen Flecken verbreitet.

[2] The news spread across the whole town in no time at all

[2] „Das gab mir die Möglichkeit, zu jeder Stunde alle Häuser des Fleckens zu betreten.“[3]

[2] "That gave me the opportunity to enter all the houses in the town at any hour?" [3]

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Pictures or photos of Flecken

[1] Persischer Leopard mit schwarzen Flecken
[1] Persischer Leopard mit schwarzen Flecken
[2] Freudenberg Alter Flecken
[2] Freudenberg Alter Flecken

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