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Is it der, die oder das Fünfeck?


The correct article in German of Fünfeck is das. So it is das Fünfeck! (nominative case)

The word Fünfeck is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Fünfeck?

How does the declension of Fünfeck 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 das Fünfeck die Fünfecke
Genitive des Fünfeckes des Fünfecks der Fünfecke
Dative dem Fünfeck dem Fünfecke den Fünfecken
Akkusative das Fünfeck die Fünfecke

What is the meaning of Fünfeck in German?

Fünfeck is defined as:

[1] Geometric figure with five corners

[1] geometrische Figur mit fünf Ecken

How to use Fünfeck in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fünfeck with translations in English.

[1] Einen Grundriss in Form eines Fünfecks hat beispielsweise das Gebäude des Verteidigungsministeriums der USA und wird deshalb „Pentagon“ genannt.

[1] For example, the building of the United States Department of Defense has a floor plan in the form of a pentagon and is therefore called "Pentagon"

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