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Is it der, die oder das Friedhof?


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

The word Friedhof 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 Friedhof?

How does the declension of Friedhof 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 Friedhof die Friedhöfe
Genitive des Friedhofs des Friedhofes der Friedhöfe
Dative dem Friedhof dem Friedhofe den Friedhöfen
Akkusative den Friedhof die Friedhöfe

What is the meaning of Friedhof in German?

Friedhof has various definitions in German:

[1] Place (often next to a church) for the burial of the deceased

[1] Ort (oft neben einer Kirche) zur Bestattung Verstorbener

[2] In compositions: a place where objects or objects no longer needed are unloaded

[2] in Zusammensetzungen: ein Platz, an dem nicht mehr benötigte Gegenstände oder Objekte abgeladen werden

How to use Friedhof in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Friedhof with translations in English.

[1] Die Beisetzung findet auf dem alten Friedhof statt.

[1] The funeral takes place in the old cemetery

[1] „Hinter dem Friedhof folge ich dem Wanderweg in die nasse Tundra.“

[1] "Behind the cemetery I follow the hiking trail into the wet tundraan"

[1] „Als schlechtes Omen galt es auch, wenn man einen Geistlichen neben dem Friedhof traf.“

[1] "It was also a bad omen if you met a clergyman next to the cemetery"

[1] „Ich spazierte zum Friedhof und verbrachte die Zeit damit, die Inschriften auf den Grabsteinen zu lesen.“

[1] "I walked to the cemetery and spent the time to read the inscriptions on the tombstones"

[1] „Es wurde immer unbehaglicher, auf dem Friedhof umherzugehen.“

[1] "It became more and more uncomfortable to go around in the cemetery"



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Pictures or photos of Friedhof

[1] Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof II, Berlin
[1] Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof II, Berlin
[1] ein jüdischer Friedhof in Berlin
[1] ein jüdischer Friedhof in Berlin
[1] Friedhof in Chile
[1] Friedhof in Chile

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