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Is it der, die oder das Flop?


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

The word Flop 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 Flop?

How does the declension of Flop 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 Flop die Flops
Genitive des Flops der Flops
Dative dem Flop den Flops
Akkusative den Flop die Flops

What is the meaning of Flop in German?

Flop is defined as:

[1] failure something that has not been successful

[1] Misserfolg; etwas, das nicht gelungen ist

How to use Flop in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Flop with translations in English.

[1] Das neue Produkt der Firma XY wurde ein Flop.

[1] The new product of the XY company was a flop

[1] Mit seinem Witz sorgt Tim für einen Flop.

[1] With his joke, Tim ensures a flop

[1] „Aber erneut eine Redaktionsleitung für einen literarischen Flop, den Tausch wäre die Verlagsleitung wohl doch nicht eingegangen.“

[1] "But once again an editorial management for a literary flop, the exchange management would probably not have been received"

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