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Is it der, die oder das Glücksfall?


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

The word Glücksfall is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Glücksfall?

How does the declension of Glücksfall 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 Glücksfall die Glücksfälle
Genitive des Glücksfalls des Glücksfalles der Glücksfälle
Dative dem Glücksfall dem Glücksfalle den Glücksfällen
Akkusative den Glücksfall die Glücksfälle

What is the meaning of Glücksfall in German?

Glücksfall is defined as:

[1] Something that turns out unexpectedly to be cheap/advantageous

[1] etwas, das sich unerwartet als günstig/vorteilhaft erweist

How to use Glücksfall in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Glücksfall with translations in English.

[1] „Gerade wird er im großen Stil saniert: ein Glücksfall für die Archäologen, die bei Erdarbeiten nicht nur auf Azelins Grundmauern, sondern auch auf alte Fußböden, Gräber und Reste der ersten Kapelle stießen, die hier um 815 nach Christus stand.“

[1] "He is currently being renovated in a large scale: a stroke of luck for the archaeologists who encountered Azelin's foundations not only on Azelin's foundations, but also on old floors, graves and remains of the first chapel, which here around 815 AD"

[1] „Angesichts des Glücksfalls der deutschen Wiedervereinigung übersah die neue Obrigkeit allerdings das kleine Unrecht.“

[1] "In view of the luck of the German reunification, however, the new authority overlooked the small injustice"

[1] „Und die Frau wird sich als Glücksfall erweisen, denn wir ziehen nun gemeinsam weiter.“

[1] "And the woman will prove to be a stroke of luck, because we are now moving on together"

[1] „Ein zweiter Glücksfall sind Herr und Frau Gleumann, die Inhaber der Klenziner Mühle.“

[1] "A second stroke of luck are Mr. and Mrs. Gleumann, the owners of the Klenziner Mühleä"

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