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Is it der, die oder das Fotografin?


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

The word Fotografin 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 Fotografin?

How does the declension of Fotografin 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 Fotografin die Fotografinnen
Genitive der Fotografin der Fotografinnen
Dative der Fotografin den Fotografinnen
Akkusative die Fotografin die Fotografinnen

What is the meaning of Fotografin in German?

Fotografin is defined as:

[1] Female person who devotes themselves intensively to photography as a profession or hobby

[1] weibliche Person, die sich als Beruf oder Hobby intensiv der Fotografie widmet

How to use Fotografin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fotografin with translations in English.

[1] „Die Fotografin Ute Mahler hat genau in diesem Restaurant 1990 ein Foto gemacht.“

[1] "The photographer Ute Mahler took a photo in this restaurant in 1990"

[1] „Besonders von der Eleganz des Foyers und der geschwungenen Treppenhäuser waren die jungen Fotografinnen begeistert.“

[1] "Especially the elegance of the foyer and the curved stairwells were enthusiastic about the young photographers"

[1] „Winnie, die Fotografin, hatte die Bewegungen ihres Metiers angenommen, ein klein wenig lässig, doch stets mit dem Ruch des klug Arrangierten.“

[1] "Winnie, the photographer, had accepted the movements of her profession, a slightly casual, but always with the cleverly arrangede" "

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