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Is it der, die oder das Football?


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

The word Football 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 Football?

How does the declension of Football 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 Football die Footballs
Genitive des Football des Footballs der Footballs
Dative dem Football den Footballs
Akkusative den Football die Footballs

What is the meaning of Football in German?

Football has various definitions in German:

[1] No plural: generic term for team sports where the ball is played with the foot

[1] kein Plural: Oberbegriff für Mannschaftssportarten, bei denen der Ball mit dem Fuß gespielt wird

[2] No plural, colloquially: American football

[2] kein Plural, umgangssprachlich: American Football

[3] Ball that is used in some sports

[3] Ball, der bei einigen Sportarten verwendet wird

How to use Football in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Football with translations in English.

[1] Er mochte jegliche Varianten des Footballs.

[1] He liked any variants of the football

[2] Gestern absolvierte er erfolgreich das Football-Probetraining.

[2] Yesterday he successfully completed the football profile training

[2] „Der amerikanische Nationalsport wird schlankweg »Football« genannt, als ob es kein anderes Fußballspiel gäbe, als ob es mit dem Fuß oder mit dem Ball etwas zu tun hätte.“

[2] "The American national sport is called slim path" football "as if there was no other football game as if it had something to do with the foot or the ball"

[3] Seine Großeltern kauften ihm einen Football in den USA.

[3] His grandparents bought him a football in the USA

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Pictures or photos of Football

[1] Football zum 75. Jubiläum der NFL
[1] Football zum 75. Jubiläum der NFL

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