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Is it der, die oder das Fragezeichen?


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

The word Fragezeichen 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 Fragezeichen?

How does the declension of Fragezeichen 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 Fragezeichen die Fragezeichen
Genitive des Fragezeichens der Fragezeichen
Dative dem Fragezeichen den Fragezeichen
Akkusative das Fragezeichen die Fragezeichen

What is the meaning of Fragezeichen in German?

Fragezeichen is defined as:

[1] Linguistics: Sign Chargers that characterize a sentence as a question rate

[1] Linguistik: Satzzeichen, das einen Satz als Fragesatz kennzeichnet.

How to use Fragezeichen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fragezeichen with translations in English.

[1] „Dieser Greis war offenbar rettungslos von dem Gedanken beseelt, daß man durch ein feines Fragezeichen hinter den unhaltbarsten Anschuldigungen immer alles ungeschehen machen und straffrei ausgehen könne.“

[1] "This old man was apparently inspired by the thought that a fine question mark behind the most unsustainable allegations could always be undisclosed and can go out without punishment"

[1] „Bei meiner Durchsicht früher Zeitungsartikel zum besseren Verständnis der damaligen Situation ergaben sich allerdings mehr Fragezeichen als Fakten.“

[1] "In my review of early newspaper articles to better understand the situation at that time, however, there were more question marks than facts"

[1] „Postwendend kam ein einziges Fragezeichen.“

[1] "A single question mark came immediately"

[1] „Gelegentlich werden ein Fragezeichen und ein Ausrufezeichen gesetzt, um einen Fragesatz gleichzeitig als Ausrufesatz zu kennzeichnen.“

[1] "Occasionally, a question mark and an exclamation mark are set to mark a question at the same time as an exclamation rate"

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