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Is it der, die oder das Afghanistan?

The article is needed if "Afghanistan" in a certain quality, at a certain time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. normally, no article is used.

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 Afghanistan?

How does the declension of Afghanistan 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) Afghanistan
Genitive (des Afghanistan) (des Afghanistans) Afghanistans
Dative (dem) Afghanistan
Akkusative (das) Afghanistan

What is the meaning of Afghanistan in German?

Afghanistan is defined as:

[1] As a short form of common countries of a state in Central Asia

[1] als Kurzform gebräuchlicher Ländername eines Staates in Zentralasien

How to use Afghanistan in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Afghanistan with translations in English.

[1] Kabul ist die Hauptstadt Afghanistans.

[1] Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan

[1] „Sie folgen den Spuren jener Gotteskrieger, die noch vom pakistanischen oder US-Geheimdienst für den Krieg gegen die Sowjetunion in Afghanistan ausgebildet wurden, sich später aber terroristischen Gruppierungen in Algerien, Ägypten und anderswo anschlossen und am Ende bei al-Qaida landeten.“

[1] “They follow the traces of those God warriors who were still trained by Pakistani or US secret service for the war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, but later joined terrorist groups in Algeria, Egypt and elsewhere and ended up at al-Qaida . "

[1] „Es kommt jetzt darauf an, erstens das Verhältnis zum Iran zu entspannen und zweitens eine regionale Koalition aufzubauen, die dazu beitragen kann, Afghanistan zu stabilisieren und dort die Präsenz von US- und Nato-Truppen auf längere Sicht überflüssig zu machen.“

[1] “Firstly, it is important to relax the relationship with Iran and secondly to build a regional coalition that can help stabilize Afghanistan and to make the presence of US and NATO troops superfluous in the long term "

[1] Auf einer alphabetischen Liste aller Länder der Welt würde Afghanistan an erster Stelle stehen.

[1] On an alphabetical list of all countries in the world, Afghanistan would come first

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