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Is it der, die oder das Harfe?


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

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

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 Harfe?

How does the declension of Harfe 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 Harfe die Harfen
Genitive der Harfe der Harfen
Dative der Harfe den Harfen
Akkusative die Harfe die Harfen

What is the meaning of Harfe in German?

Harfe is defined as:

[1] Music: Very old string and plucked instrument, in which the strings are attached in a large triangular frame, which even serves as a resonance body

[1] Musik: sehr altes Saiten- und Zupfinstrument, bei dem die Saiten in einem großen dreieckigen Rahmen angebracht sind, der selbst als Resonanzkörper dient

How to use Harfe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Harfe with translations in English.

[1] Die Harfe ist eines der ältesten Musikinstrumente der Menschheit und kann bereits um etwa 3000 v. Chr. in Mesopotamien und Ägypten nachgewiesen werden.

[1] The harp is one of the oldest musical instruments in mankind and can already be proven by around 3000 Vä. In Mesopotamia and Egypt.

[1] „Für Unterhaltung bei den Gastmählern sorgten vor allem die Barden (…): Dichter und Sänger, die ihre Heldengesänge meist in Begleitung einer Harfe vortrugen.“

[1] "The bards (...): poets and singers, who mostly performed their heroic chants, accompanied a harp"

[1] „Schlehenblüte und die drei anderen Zofen drehten die Wirbel der Harfe, spannten die Lautensaiten aus Nixenseide und sangen das gewünschte Lied, wobei zwischen ihren Purpurlippen die blendend weißen Zähne sichtbar wurden.“

[1] "Schleh flower and the three other maids turned the harvest's vertebrae, the lute strings made of the lide and sang the desired song, with the dazzling white teeth visible between their purple lips"

[1] „Er nahm das Tuch ab, mit dem sie zugedeckt war, und dabei gab die Harfe einen misstönenden Klang von sich.“

[1] "He took off the cloth with which she was covered, and the harp gave a bumpy sound of himself"

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Pictures or photos of Harfe

[1] Thomas Sully (1818): Die Dame mit der Harfe
[1] Thomas Sully (1818): Die Dame mit der Harfe

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