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Is it der, die oder das Flutkatastrophe?


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

The word Flutkatastrophe 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 Flutkatastrophe?

How does the declension of Flutkatastrophe 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 Flutkatastrophe die Flutkatastrophen
Genitive der Flutkatastrophe der Flutkatastrophen
Dative der Flutkatastrophe den Flutkatastrophen
Akkusative die Flutkatastrophe die Flutkatastrophen

What is the meaning of Flutkatastrophe in German?

Flutkatastrophe is defined as:

[1] devastating flood, which usually demands many fatalities and does a lot of damage

[1] verheerende Flut, die meist viele Todesopfer fordert und viel Schaden anrichtet

How to use Flutkatastrophe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Flutkatastrophe with translations in English.

[1] Für Flutkatastrophen muss man eine extra Versicherung abschließen, die in hochwassergefährdeten Gebieten teuer sein kann.

[1] For flood disasters you have to take out an extra insurance that can be expensive in flood -prone areas

[1] „Neue Herrschaftshäuser und Siedlungen wurden nun aus Sicherheitsgründen vor weiteren möglichen Flutkatastrophen oder von der See her kommenden Piraten auf küstenferneren Hügeln errichtet und von Mauern umgeben.“

[1] "New manners and settlements have now been erected on coastal hills for safety reasons for further possible flood disasters or pirates coming from the sea and surrounded by walls"

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Pictures or photos of Flutkatastrophe

[1] Ein Helikopter rettet Menschen in einer Flutkatastrophe.
[1] Ein Helikopter rettet Menschen in einer Flutkatastrophe.

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