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Is it der, die oder das Flughafen?


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

The word Flughafen 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 Flughafen?

How does the declension of Flughafen 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 Flughafen die Flughäfen
Genitive des Flughafens der Flughäfen
Dative dem Flughafen den Flughäfen
Akkusative den Flughafen die Flughäfen

What is the meaning of Flughafen in German?

Flughafen is defined as:

[1] Aviation: Start and landing site for aircraft

[1] Luftfahrt: Start- und Landeplatz für Flugzeuge

How to use Flughafen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Flughafen with translations in English.

[1] Für uns am nächsten ist der Flughafen Hannover.

[1] For us the closest is Hanover Airport

[1] „Gustav würde sie bis zur Bahnstation bringen, von wo sie mit dem Zug zum Flughafen fahren konnten.“

[1] "Gustav would bring them to the train station, from where they could take the train to the airport"

[1] „Überall auf den Flughäfen protestierten Zehntausende gegen das Einreiseverbot für Menschen aus sieben vorwiegend muslimischen Ländern.“

[1] "Tens of thousands protested everywhere on the airports against the ban on entry for people from seven predominantly Muslim countries"

[1] „Nicht nur die Städte sind größer geworden, auch der Flughafen in Keflavík ist gewachsen.“

[1] "Not only the cities have grown, the airport in Keflavík has also grown" "

[1] „Es begann in Kastrup, dem Flughafen außerhalb von Kopenhagen.“

[1] "It started in Kastrup, the airport outside of Copenhagenä"

How do you pronounce Flughafen?

Flughafen (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Flughafen

[1] Terminal 1 des Flughafens Frankfurt am Main
[1] Terminal 1 des Flughafens Frankfurt am Main
[1] Luftbild des Flughafens Frankfurt am Main
[1] Luftbild des Flughafens Frankfurt am Main

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