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Is it der, die oder das Fortune?


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

The word Fortune 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 Fortune?

How does the declension of Fortune 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 Fortune
Genitive der Fortune
Dative der Fortune
Akkusative die Fortune

What is the meaning of Fortune in German?

Fortune is defined as:

[1] Happiness, cheap coincidence, success

[1] Glück, günstige Fügung, Erfolg

How to use Fortune in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fortune with translations in English.

[1] Auch bei seinem zweiten Anlauf in die Selbständigkeit hatte er keine Fortune.

[1] Even on his second attempt in self -employment, he had no Fortunee

[1] „In den USA halten mehrere Aktionäre schon lange nichts mehr von den Murdochs. Sie glauben, den alten Konzernherrn habe die Fortune verlassen – und seine Kinder hätten sowieso nicht das rechte Format.“

[1] "In the United States, several shareholders have long since given nothing of the Murdochsä they believe that the old group lord left the Fortune - and his children would not have the right format anyway."

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