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Is it der, die oder das Flimmerhärchen?


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

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

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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 Flimmerhärchen?

How does the declension of Flimmerhärchen 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 Flimmerhärchen die Flimmerhärchen
Genitive des Flimmerhärchens der Flimmerhärchen
Dative dem Flimmerhärchen den Flimmerhärchen
Akkusative das Flimmerhärchen die Flimmerhärchen

What is the meaning of Flimmerhärchen in German?

Flimmerhärchen is defined as:

[1] mostly in the plural: eyelash -like structure of cells that resemble a hair that can move and helps something that came over with the locomotion

[1] meist im Plural: wimpernartiges Gebilde an Zellen, das einem Haar ähnelt, das sich bewegen kann und so etwas Vorbeikommendem bei der Fortbewegung hilft

How to use Flimmerhärchen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Flimmerhärchen with translations in English.

[1] Tabakrauch setzt die Funktion der Flimmerhärchen in der Atemwegsschleimhaut außer Kraft, dadurch wird der Selbstreinigungsmechanismus in den Bronchien gestört.

[1] Tobacco smoke overrides the function of the flicker hairs in the respiratory mucosa, which means that the self -cleaning mechanism is disturbed in the bronchi

[1] „Die Atemwege besitzen allerdings äußerst wirksame Selbstreinigungsmechanismen: Ihre Wände bestehen aus Zellen mit winzigen Flimmerhärchen auf denen eine dünne Schleimschicht liegt. Diese Härchen bewegen sich synchron im Kreis und transportieren so den Schleim wie auf einem Fließband langsam von den Bronchien in den Rachenraum hoch.“

[1] “However, the airways have extremely effective self -cleaning mechanisms: their walls consist of cells with tiny flicker hair on which a thin layer of mucus lies these hairs move synchronously in a circle and thus slowly transport the mucus on a assembly line from the bronchi into the throat space high."

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