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Is it der, die oder das Fledermaus?


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

The word Fledermaus 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 Fledermaus?

How does the declension of Fledermaus 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 Fledermaus die Fledermäuse
Genitive der Fledermaus der Fledermäuse
Dative der Fledermaus den Fledermäusen
Akkusative die Fledermaus die Fledermäuse

What is the meaning of Fledermaus in German?

Fledermaus is defined as:

[1] Zoology: Flying mammal (order chiroptera)

[1] Zoologie: fliegendes Säugetier (Ordnung Chiroptera)

narrow term: the subordination of the "small bats" or the "Microchiroptera" (without the bats (megachiroptera)))

enger Begriff: die Unterordnung der „Kleinfledertiere“ oder der „Microchiroptera“ (ohne die Flederhunde (Megachiroptera))

Further term: the order of the "chiroptera" (including the bat dogs found in the tropics and subtropics of the old world)

weiter Begriff: die Ordnung der "Chiroptera" (also einschließlich der in den Tropen und Subtropen der Alten Welt vorkommenden Flederhunde)

How to use Fledermaus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fledermaus with translations in English.

[1] Im Dachstuhl sind Fledermäuse.

[1] Bats are in the roof structure

[1] „Die Nacht war erfüllt vom Flattern der Fledermäuse, dem Zirpen der Insekten, den Rufen der Reiher und dem Rascheln der Flusspferde, die unter meiner Schlafplattform im Schilf weideten.“

[1] "The night was filled with the flutter of the bats, the chirp of the insects, the calls of the herons and the rustling of the hippos, which under my sleeping platform in the reeds" "

[1] „Die einzige Gesellschaft, die sie hatte, waren die Fledermäuse, die kopfüber von der Decke hingen.“

[1] "The only society it had was the bats that are headed by the ceiling"

[1] Guck mal Mama, Fledermäuse!

[1] Look a mum, bat diet

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