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Is it der, die oder das Fotografie?


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

The word Fotografie 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 Fotografie?

How does the declension of Fotografie 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 Fotografie die Fotografien
Genitive der Fotografie der Fotografien
Dative der Fotografie den Fotografien
Akkusative die Fotografie die Fotografien

What is the meaning of Fotografie in German?

Fotografie has various definitions in German:

[1] Technical procedure in which an image (photography, photo) is produced on a light sensitive medium and stored there permanently using optical processes.

[1] technisches Verfahren, bei dem mit Hilfe von optischen Verfahren ein Bild (Fotografie, Lichtbild) auf ein lichtempfindliches Medium produziert und dort dauerhaft gespeichert wird

[2] A light -sensitive plates or films treated on chemically, focused and focused by a lens system, due to the reaction of the chemicals with the incoming light, captured portrait of the real environment

[2] ein auf chemisch behandelten lichtempfindlichen Platten oder Filmen, über ein Linsensystem scharfgestelltes und fokussiertes, durch die Reaktion der Chemikalien mit dem eintreffenden Licht, festgehaltenes Bildnis der realen Umgebung

How to use Fotografie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fotografie with translations in English.

[1] Die Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografie ist ein anspruchsvolles künstlerisches Genre.

[1] Black and white photography is a demanding artistic genre

[1] „Mit dem Lichtdruck sind im Gegensatz zur Fotografie silberlose und preisgünstige Abbildungen in allen Halbtönen zu erzielen.“

[1] "In contrast to photography, silver -free and inexpensive images in all half tones can be achieved with the lighting pressure"

[2] Diese Fotografie ist dir aber besonders gut gelungen.

[2] This photography is particularly successful for you

[2] „Ich kann mich noch an jene Fotografie erinnern.“

[2] "I can still remember that photography"

[2] „Der Major hielt die Fotografie in seiner gesunden Hand und betrachtete sie eingehend.“

[2] "The major held photography in his healthy hand and looked at it in detail"

[2] „Ich stehe an einer Glasvitrine, gefüllt mit vielen alten Fotografien.“

[2] "I stand on a glass showcase, filled with many old photographs"

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Pictures or photos of Fotografie

[2] Stereofotografie
[2] Stereofotografie

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