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Is it der, die oder das Albanien?

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 Albanien?

How does the declension of Albanien 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) Albanien
Genitive (des Albanien) (des Albaniens) Albaniens
Dative (dem) Albanien
Akkusative (das) Albanien

What is the meaning of Albanien in German?

Albanien is defined as:

[1] Name of a country in Southeast Europe

[1] Name eines Landes in Südosteuropa

How to use Albanien in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Albanien with translations in English.

[1] Sein Vater stammt aus Albanien.

[1] His father comes from Albania

[1] Tirana ist die Hauptstadt von Albanien.

[1] Tirana is the capital of Albania

[1] „Das alte albanische Gewohnheitsrecht, das allgemein ›Kanun des Lek Dukagjini‹ genannt wird, prägt noch das Albanien von heute.“

[1] "The old Albanian habitual law, which is generally called› Kanun des lek dukagjini ‹, still shapes today's Albania"

[1] „Sie stammten alle aus jenem Teil des Epirus, den man Albanien nennt und der zur Republik gehört.“

[1] "They all came from the part of the epirus called Albania and that belongs to the republic"

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