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Is it der, die oder das Funkstille?


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

The word Funkstille 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 Funkstille?

How does the declension of Funkstille 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 Funkstille die Funkstillen
Genitive der Funkstille der Funkstillen
Dative der Funkstille den Funkstillen
Akkusative die Funkstille die Funkstillen

What is the meaning of Funkstille in German?

Funkstille has various definitions in German:

[1] Time in which it is not sparked

[1] Zeit, in der nicht gefunkt wird

[2] Broadcasting: Break between radio broadcasts

[2] Rundfunk: Pause zwischen Rundfunksendungen

[3] Translated: Situation in which two people/parties usually no longer communicate with each other because of a dispute

[3] übertragen: Situation, in der zwei Personen/Parteien meist wegen eines Streits nicht mehr miteinander kommunizieren

How to use Funkstille in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Funkstille with translations in English.

[1] „Es herrscht Funkstille wie vor jedem Angriff. Funkstille und Ruhe. Es ist die schwüle, unheilsschwangere Ruhe vor dem Höllengewitter.“

[1] “There is radio silence as before every attack. It is the sultry, ominous calm calm in front of the hell thunderstorm. "

[2] Schon ab Mittwoch hätte es zu einer Funkstille bei mehreren UKW-Sendern kommen können.

[2] From Wednesday there could have been a radio silence with several FM channels

[3] Seit dem Streit über die Wahl des Urlaubsortes herrscht in ihrer Beziehung Funkstille.

[3] Since the dispute over the election of the holiday destination, there has been radio stilts in their relationship

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