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Is it der, die oder das Alaska?

The article is needed if "Alaska" in a certain quality, at a certain time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. usually, 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 Alaska?

How does the declension of Alaska 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) Alaska
Genitive (des Alaska) (des Alaskas) Alaskas
Dative (dem) Alaska
Akkusative (das) Alaska

What is the meaning of Alaska in German?

Alaska has various definitions in German:

[1] US state in the northwest of the American continent

[1] US-Bundesstaat im Nordwesten des amerikanischen Kontinents

[2] North American peninsula

[2] nordamerikanische Halbinsel

How to use Alaska in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Alaska with translations in English.

[1] Alaska wurde am 3. Januar 1959 als 49. Bundesstaat Teil der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika.

Alaska became part of the United States of America on January 3, 1959.

[1] Im Süden von Alaska regnet oder schneit es fast jeden Tag.

[1] In the south of Alaska it rains or snows almost every Tagä

[2] Die Halbinsel Alaska grenzt im Norden an das nordamerikanische Festland und erstreckt sich in südwestlicher Richtung bis zu den Aleuten.

[2] The Alaska peninsula borders the North American mainland in the north and extends in the southwestern direction

[2] Auf der Halbinsel Alaska befinden sich zahlreiche Vulkane und Nationalparks.

[2] There are numerous volcanoes and national parks on the Alaska peninsula

[2] „Wenn sich der russische Zar auch nicht viel um die Tschuktschenhalbinsel gekümmert hat, war seine Regierung doch klug genug, Fehler, wie sie in Alaska gemacht wurden, zu vermeiden.“

[2] "If the Russian tsar didn't care much about the Tschuktschen peninsula either, his government was smart enough to avoid mistakes that were made in Alaska"

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