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Is it der, die oder das Freak?


The correct article in German of Freak is der. So it is der Freak! (nominative case)

The word Freak is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Freak?

How does the declension of Freak 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 der Freak die Freaks
Genitive des Freaks der Freaks
Dative dem Freak den Freaks
Akkusative den Freak die Freaks

What is the meaning of Freak in German?

Freak has various definitions in German:

[1] A person who deals passionately with a specific topic and usually dedicates all his free time, if not his whole life of this one matter

[1] ein Mensch, der sich leidenschaftlich mit einem bestimmten Thema befasst und meist seine ganze Freizeit, wenn nicht gar sein ganzes Leben dieser einen Sache widmet

[2] often pejorative: a person who has the general public as strange and differently classified properties

[2] oft abwertend: eine Person, die über von der Allgemeinheit als seltsam und anders eingestufte Eigenschaften verfügt

How to use Freak in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Freak with translations in English.

[1] Wenn es um das Sammeln von Plüschtieren geht, ist meine Freundin ein echter Freak.

[1] When it comes to collecting plush toys, my girlfriend is a real freak

[1] „Als ich siebzehn Jahre alt war, hielten mich viele für einen Freak, sowohl in meiner Familie als auch in der Schule und in dem Viertel, in dem ich in Bagdad aufwuchs.“

[1] "When I was seventeen years old, many thought I was a freak, both in my family as well as at school and in the district where I grew up in Baghdad"

[2] Der kleine Freak dort drüben hat ein paar ziemlich verrückte Hobbys.

[2] The small freak over over there has a few crazy hobbysan

[2] „Sie quetschte sich zwischen meinem Bett und dem Wanst vom Ungarn durch und blieb vor dem wie eine Schranke den Weg versperrenden Stock des Freaks stehen.“

[2] "She squeezed up between my bed and the Wanst from Hungary and remained in front of the freak that blocked the way in front of the barrier"

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