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Is it der, die oder das Freistil?


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

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

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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 Freistil?

How does the declension of Freistil 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 Freistil
Genitive des Freistils des Freistiles
Dative dem Freistil dem Freistile
Akkusative den Freistil

What is the meaning of Freistil in German?

Freistil has various definitions in German:

[1] Type of struggle in which every grip is allowed

[1] Art des Ringens, bei der jeder Griff erlaubt ist

[2] Swimming discipline in which the swimming technique can be freely selected

[2] Schwimmdisziplin, bei welcher die Schwimmtechnik frei wählbar ist

How to use Freistil in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Freistil with translations in English.

[1] „Im Freistil existiert keine angeordnete Bodenlage.“

[1] "In freestyle there is no arranged floor position"

[2] „Entscheidend beteiligt war auch der jüdische Schwimmer Otto Herschmann, der bei den ersten Olympischen Spielen der Neuzeit, 1896 in Athen, die Silbermedaille über 100 Meter Freistil gewann.“

[2] "The Jewish swimmer Otto Herschmann, who won the silver medal over 100 meters freestyle at the first Olympic Games of modern times, in the first Olympic Games of the modern times, in Athens in 1896"

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