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Is it der, die oder das Fragment?


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

The word Fragment 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 Fragment?

How does the declension of Fragment 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 Fragment die Fragmente
Genitive des Fragmentes des Fragments der Fragmente
Dative dem Fragment dem Fragmente den Fragmenten
Akkusative das Fragment die Fragmente

What is the meaning of Fragment in German?

Fragment has various definitions in German:

[1] fragment, part of something

[1] Bruchstück, Teil von etwas

[2] incomplete text

[2] unvollständiger Text

How to use Fragment in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fragment with translations in English.

[1] Die Archäologen müssen kleinste Fragmente wieder zu einem Ganzen zusammensetzen.

[1] The archaeologists have to put the smallest fragments back into a whole

[1] „Hat man den Mut, die Vergangenheit durchzusieben und die Fragmente zu sammeln, entdeckt man den wahren Zusammenhang.“

[1] "If you have the courage to pass through the past and collect the fragments, you discover the true connection" "

[1] „Jays Malerei war ein Tanz von Fragmenten zum Rhythmus der Scherben.“

[1] "Jay's painting was a dance of fragments on the rhythm of the Scherbenä"

[2] Der Text ist leider ein Fragment geblieben.

[2] The text is unfortunately a fragment

[2] „Ich beschäftigte mich mit dem Manuskript der astronomischen Fragmente wegen.“

[2] "I dealt with the manuscript of the astronomical fragments"

[2] „Ich fand darin weder die Priapeen noch die feszenninischen Possen noch auch mehrere andere Fragmente der Alten, die als Manuskripte in verschiedenen Bibliotheken überliefert sind.“

[2] "I found neither the priapeen nor the festival -called antics nor several other fragments of the old ones, who were handed down as manuscripts in various libraries"

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