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Is it der, die oder das Fortgang?


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

The word Fortgang 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 Fortgang?

How does the declension of Fortgang 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 Fortgang die Fortgänge
Genitive des Fortganges des Fortgangs der Fortgänge
Dative dem Fortgang dem Fortgange den Fortgängen
Akkusative den Fortgang die Fortgänge

What is the meaning of Fortgang in German?

Fortgang has various definitions in German:

[1] Continuation of a process, further course of a story

[1] Weiterführung eines Prozesses, weiterer Verlauf einer Geschichte

[2] departure

[2] Abreise

How to use Fortgang in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fortgang with translations in English.

[1] Das Ziel ist der Fortgang der Physik.

[1] The goal is the progress of the physics

[1] Die Kürzung der Mittel hemmt den Fortgang ganz entscheidend.

[1] The reduction of the funds inhibits the progress very crucial

[1] Sie behindern den Fortgang der Untersuchungen!

[1] They hinder the progress of the investigations

[2] Seit ihrem Fortgang mag ich gar nicht mehr ruhig schlafen.

[2] Since my progress I haven't liked sleeping anymore

[2] Seit dem Fortgang der gesamten Leitungsebene steht der Konzern führerlos da.

[2] The group has been in a leaderless manner since the entire management level

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