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Is it der, die oder das Fort?


The correct article in German of Fort is das. So it is das Fort! (nominative case)

The word Fort is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Fort?

How does the declension of Fort 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 das Fort die Forts
Genitive des Forts der Forts
Dative dem Fort den Forts
Akkusative das Fort die Forts

What is the meaning of Fort in German?

Fort is defined as:

[1] A smaller fortress

[1] eine kleinere Festung

How to use Fort in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fort with translations in English.

[1] In Western spielen Forts oft eine große Rolle.

[1] In Westerns, hungry often plays a major role

[1] „In den Sechzigerjahren des 17. Jahrhunderts, als Briten und Dänen einander immer wieder bekämpften in dem Bestreben, sich gegenseitig von der Goldküste zu vertreiben, wechselten viele Forts mehrfach den Besitzer.“

[1] "In the 1960s in the 1960s, when British and Danes repeatedly fought each other in the endeavor to drive each other from the gold coast, many of them changed hands several times."

[1] „Als ich von der Brüstung sprang, um in das Fort zurückzukehren, fiel mein Blick auf einen weißen Gegenstand, der im Mondlicht schimmerte.“

[1] "When I jumped off the parapet to return to the fort, my view of a white object that shimmered in the moonlight fell"

[1] „Entlang der Grenze wurde ein Ring aus 12 Forts errichtet.“

[1] "A ring from 12 forts was built along the border"

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Pictures or photos of Fort

[1] Fort La Conchée (Saint-Malo, Frankreich)
[1] Fort La Conchée (Saint-Malo, Frankreich)

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