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Is it der, die oder das Freude?


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

The word Freude 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 Freude?

How does the declension of Freude 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 Freude die Freuden
Genitive der Freude der Freuden
Dative der Freude den Freuden
Akkusative die Freude die Freuden

What is the meaning of Freude in German?

Freude is defined as:

[1] Positive feeling

[1] positives Gefühl

How to use Freude in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Freude with translations in English.

[1] Die Freude war groß, als der Onkel endlich da war.

[1] The joy was great when the uncle was finally there

[1] Es ist mir eine große Freude, Sie begrüßen zu dürfen.

[1] It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you

[1] Er genoss die Freuden des Junggesellenlebens.

[1] He enjoyed the joys of the bachelor's life

[1] „Kaum hatte sie seine Stimme gehört, als ihr Gesicht plötzlich erglühte, und zwar offenbar in Kummer und Freude zugleich.“

[1] "As soon as she heard his voice, when her face suddenly glowed, and apparently in grief and joy"

[1] „Schach empfing am selben Tage noch ein Antwortbillett, das ihm unumwunden die herzliche Freude seiner alten Freundin ausdrückte.“

[1] "Chess received a reply ticket on the same day, which inevitably expresses the warm joy of his old girlfriend"

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