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Is it der, die oder das Fontäne?


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

The word Fontäne 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 Fontäne?

How does the declension of Fontäne 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 Fontäne die Fontänen
Genitive der Fontäne der Fontänen
Dative der Fontäne den Fontänen
Akkusative die Fontäne die Fontänen

What is the meaning of Fontäne in German?

Fontäne has various definitions in German:

[1] Through pressure from the ground, the earth squeezed water column

[1] durch Druck aus dem Boden, der Erde gepresste Wassersäule

[2] Plant (often well or pond) with artificially generated water column

[2] Anlage (oft Brunnen oder Teich) mit künstlich erzeugter Wassersäule

How to use Fontäne in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fontäne with translations in English.

[1] Viele Geysire stoßen Fontänen aus.

[1] Many geysers encounter fountains

[1] „In den Lüften kreisten die Seevögel mit schrillen Rufen, weit draußen aber stand die Fontäne eines Walfisches.“[2]

[1] "In the airs, the seabirds circled with shrill, but far outside stood the fountain of a Walfische" [2]

[1] „Blut schießt in einer Fontäne aus der Schulter heraus.“[3]

[1] "Blood shoots out of the shoulder in a fountain" [3]

[2] In vielen Parks gibt es eindrucksvolle Fontänen.

[2] In many parks there is impressive fountain

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