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Is it der, die oder das Folie?


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

The word Folie is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Folie?

How does the declension of Folie 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 Folie die Folien
Genitive der Folie der Folien
Dative der Folie den Folien
Akkusative die Folie die Folien

What is the meaning of Folie in German?

Folie has various definitions in German:

[1] Very thin, rolled metal

[1] sehr dünn gewalztes Metall

[2] Very thin material made of plastic

[2] sehr dünnes Material aus Kunststoff

[3] Something that is used for comparison

[3] etwas, das zum Vergleich herangezogen wird

[4] Short form for overhead film, a transparent plastic, with the help of which information is also presented to an audience: a page from a presentation program with the same purpose

[4] Kurzform für Overheadfolie, einem durchsichtigen Kunststoff, mit dessen Hilfe Informationen einem Publikum präsentiert werden; auch: eine Seite aus einem Präsentationsprogramm mit demselben Zweck

[5] Slide for a presentation

[5] Slide für eine Präsentation

How to use Folie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Folie with translations in English.



[2] Zum Schutz der Produkte sind diese in Folie verpackt.

To protect the products, these are packed in foil

[3] „New York also wie so oft eine Folie, ein Vorbild, nur diesmal für Angst: das neue Weltgefühl?“

[3] "New York, as so often, a film, a role model, only this time for fear: the new world feeling"

[4] „Hier haben wir eine Folie, die den Umweltschutzaspekt beleuchtet.“

[4] "Here we have a film that illuminates the environmental protection aspect"

[4] Sie können die Hintergrundfarbe oder -füllung der aktuellen Folie oder aller Folien eines Dokuments ändern.

[4] You can change the background color or filling of the current film or all foils of a document

How do you pronounce Folie?

Folie (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Folie

[1] Zwei verschiedene Folien
[1] Zwei verschiedene Folien
[4] Eine Folie einer Präsentation
[4] Eine Folie einer Präsentation

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