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Is it der, die oder das Fußball?


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

The word Fußball 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 Fußball?

How does the declension of Fußball 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 Fußball die Fußbälle
Genitive des Fußballs des Fußballes der Fußbälle
Dative dem Fußball dem Fußballe den Fußbällen
Akkusative den Fußball die Fußbälle

What is the meaning of Fußball in German?

Fußball has various definitions in German:

[1] Leisure, sport: no plural: a popular team sport, which is played with 22 players and a ball

[1] Freizeit, Sport: kein Plural: eine beliebte Mannschaftssportart, welche mit 22 Spielern und einem Ball gespielt wird

[2] Leisure time, sport: Ball for exercising sport [1] ; Play device

[2] Freizeit, Sport: Ball zur Ausübung des Sportes [1]; Spielgerät

How to use Fußball in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fußball with translations in English.

[1] Er spielt für sein Leben gern Fußball.

[1] He likes to play football for his life .

[1] Die deutsche Frauen-Nationalmannschaft ist 2009 das siebente mal Fußball-Europameister geworden.

[1] The German women's national team became European football champions for the seventh time in 2009.

[1] „Beim Fußball braucht das Genie die Mannschaft, und die wiederum ist ohne den Funken der Genialität des Einzelnen am Ende aufgeschmissen.“[2]

[1] "In football, the genius needs the team, and the team in turn is lost in the end without the spark of the individual's genius." [2]

[1] „Fußball ist keine Religion, da seine Regeln nicht auf übermenschliche Gebote zurückgehen.“[3]

[1] "Football is not a religion because its rules are not based on superhuman commandments." [3]

[1] „Ich nahm an diesen Runden teil, obwohl mich Fußball überhaupt nicht interessierte.“[4]

[1] "I took part in these rounds even though I wasn't interested in football at all ." [4]

[2] Und der Fußball landet im Tor!

[2] And football ends up in the Tor!

[2] Der Spieler trat den Fußball weit in die Zuschauermenge hinein.

[2] The player kicked the football well into the crowd

[2] „Hätte die Erde die Größe eines Fußballs, wäre die Biosphäre nicht dicker als ein Blatt Papier.“[5]

[2] “If the earth were the size of a soccer ball, the biosphere would not be thicker than a sheet of paper” [5]

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Pictures or photos of Fußball

[1] Ein Fußballspiel
[1] Ein Fußballspiel
[2] Ein Fußball
[2] Ein Fußball

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