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Is it der, die oder das Flut?


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

The word Flut 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 Flut?

How does the declension of Flut 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 Flut die Fluten
Genitive der Flut der Fluten
Dative der Flut den Fluten
Akkusative die Flut die Fluten

What is the meaning of Flut in German?

Flut has various definitions in German:

[1] the (in most parts of the world) twice daily period of water accrual on the coasts of the world's oceans

[1] der (in den meisten Teilen der Welt) zwei Mal tägliche Zeitraum des Wasserauflaufes an den Küsten der Weltmeere

[2] Flood of a river, flood

[2] Hochwasser eines Flusses, Überschwemmung

[3] only in the plural, floods: the water of a body of water

[3] nur im Plural, Fluten: das Wasser eines Gewässers

[4] transferred: large amount

[4] übertragen: große Menge

How to use Flut in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Flut with translations in English.

[1] Bei Flut läuft das Watt voll Wasser.

[1] At high tide, the mud flats full of water.

[2] Das Oderhochwasser 1997 war die größte bekannte Flut der Oder.[1]

[2] The Oder flood in 1997 was the largest known flood of the Oder. [1]

[3] Kaum dass wir angekommen waren, stürzten sie sich in die Fluten.

[3] As soon as we had arrived, they threw themselves into the waters.

[4] Bei der Flut von Anfragen waren die Telefonleitungen zeitweise überlastet.

[4] With the flood of inquiries, the telephone lines were temporarily overloaded.

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