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Is it der, die oder das Flensburg?

The article is needed if "Flensburg" in a certain quality, at a certain time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. usually, no article is used.

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 Flensburg?

How does the declension of Flensburg 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 (das) Flensburg
Genitive (des Flensburg) (des Flensburgs) Flensburgs
Dative (dem) Flensburg
Akkusative (das) Flensburg

What is the meaning of Flensburg in German?

Flensburg is defined as:

[1] City in Schleswig-Holstein

[1] Stadt in Schleswig-Holstein

How to use Flensburg in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Flensburg with translations in English.

[1] Flensburg liegt an der deutsch-dänischen Grenze.

[1] Flensburg is located on the German-Danish border

[1] Ich bin in Flensburg geboren.

[1] I was born in Flensburg

[1] Wir haben in Flensburg unseren Urlaub verbracht.

[1] We spent our vacation in Flensburg

[1] Nach Flensburg führen viele Wege.

[1] Many paths lead to Flensburg

[1] Flensburg liegt auf der Nordhalbkugel.

[1] Flensburg is located on the northern hemisphere

[1] Das Flensburg des 18. Jahrhunderts hinterließ noch einen ländlichen Eindruck.

[1] The Flensburg of the 19th century left a rural impression.

[1] „Als ich neulich wieder mal auf einer Autobahnbrücke geblitzt wurde, rief ich verzweifelt in Flensburg an.“

[1] "When I was once again flashed on a motorway bridge again, I desperately called in Flensburg" "

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Pictures or photos of Flensburg

[1] Blick auf Flensburgs Ostufer
[1] Blick auf Flensburgs Ostufer

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