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Is it der, die oder das Sinfonie?


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

The word Sinfonie 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 Sinfonie?

How does the declension of Sinfonie 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 Sinfonie die Sinfonien
Genitive der Sinfonie der Sinfonien
Dative der Sinfonie den Sinfonien
Akkusative die Sinfonie die Sinfonien

What is the meaning of Sinfonie in German?

Sinfonie is defined as:

[1] Music: A great work for orchestra, the first sentence of which is usually written in the form of a sonata

[1] Musik: ein großes Werk für Orchester, dessen erster Satz normalerweise in der Form einer Sonate geschrieben ist

How to use Sinfonie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Sinfonie with translations in English.

[1] Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart komponierte über 50 Sinfonien.

[1] Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed over 50 symphonies

[1] "Kirche und Konzertsaal sollten in Mendelssohns zweiter Sinfonie musikalisch zusammen rücken. …"

[1] "Church and concert hall should play together musically in Mendelssohn's second symphony ..."

[1] „Wenn, so meinte er, die Aufführung einer Sinfonie auf Schwierigkeiten stoße, so könne man auch eine kleinere Komposition wählen, ein Chorwerk, zum Beispiel ein Oratorium, das vielleicht besser am Platze sei.“

[1] "If, he said, the performance of a symphony hit difficulties, one could also choose a smaller composition, a choral plant, for example an oratorio that may be better at the place" "

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