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Is it der, die oder das Fünf?


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

The word Fünf is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

In contrast to the five in Germany, this form is common in Germany

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 Fünf?

How does the declension of Fünf 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 Fünf die Fünfen
Genitive der Fünf der Fünfen
Dative der Fünf den Fünfen
Akkusative die Fünf die Fünfen

What is the meaning of Fünf in German?

Fünf has various definitions in German:

[1] Mathematics: The natural number between the four and the six

[1] Mathematik: die natürliche Zahl zwischen der Vier und der Sechs

[2] The number five (5, ٥, V (ⅴ), 五, 伍)

[2] die Ziffer Fünf (5, ٥, V (Ⅴ), 五, 伍)

[3] In Germany: "poor", the second worst at schools, the worst grade at universities

[3] in Deutschland: „mangelhaft“, an Schulen die zweitschlechteste, an Hochschulen die schlechteste Note

[4] Five eyes on a cube

[4] fünf Augen auf einem Würfel

How to use Fünf in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fünf with translations in English.

[1] Die Fünf ist der Nachfolger der Vier.

[1] The five is the successor to the Vierä

[1] Die Fünf ist eine Primzahl.

[1] The five is a prime payments

[2] Die Zahl 55 besteht aus zwei Fünfen.

[2] The number 55 consists of two five

[3] Die schlechte Nachricht: Ich hab' eine Fünf in Mathe.

[3] The bad news: I have a five in MatheÄ

[4] Drei Fünfen - das ist doch schon was!

[4] Three five - that's what is already

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