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Is it der, die oder das Fötus?


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

The word Fötus 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 Fötus?

How does the declension of Fötus 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Fötus die Föten die Fötusse
Genitive des Fötus des Fötusses der Föten der Fötusse
Dative dem Fötus den Föten den Fötussen
Akkusative den Fötus die Föten die Fötusse

What is the meaning of Fötus in German?

Fötus is defined as:

[1] Embryo from the third month of pregnancy

[1] Embryo ab dem dritten Monat einer Schwangerschaft

How to use Fötus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fötus with translations in English.

[1] „Man glaubt allgemein, daß der Fötus ein unbeschwertes Dasein führe, doch gibt es Gründe, dies in Zweifel zu ziehen.“

[1] "You generally believe that the fetus leads a carefree existence, but there are reasons to raise this in question"

[1] „Inzwischen behandle ich überwiegend Frauen, die sich ein Kind wünschen, die aber bei fortgeschrittener Schwangerschaft erfahren, dass der Fötus unter einer gravierenden Anomalie oder einem schweren Gendefekt leidet.“

[1] "In the meantime, I am mostly treated women who want a child, but who experience with advanced pregnancy that the fetus suffers from a serious anomaly or a severe genetic defect"

[1] „Der Autor behauptete, der Uterus sei zwar wirklich etwas Tierisches, er vermöge jedoch nichts über die Vernunft der Frau, weil die Anatomie noch nie den geringsten Verbindungsgang zwischen diesem Eingeweide, der Hülle des Fötus, und dem Gehirn entdeckt habe.“

[1] "The author claimed that the uterus was really something animal, but he cannot do anything about the reason of the woman, because the anatomy has never discovered the slightest connection between this intestinal, the shell of the fetus, and the brain"

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