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Is it der, die oder das Allgäu?


The correct article in German of Allgäu is das. So it is das Allgäu! (nominative case)

The word Allgäu is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Allgäu?

How does the declension of Allgäu 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 Allgäu
Genitive des Allgäus
Dative dem Allgäu
Akkusative das Allgäu

What is the meaning of Allgäu in German?

Allgäu is defined as:

[1] A region in the south of the Bavarian government district of Swabia and in parts of Upper Swabia in Baden-Württemberg, landscape between Lake Constance and Lech, north of the Alps

[1] eine Region im Süden des bayerischen Regierungsbezirks Schwaben sowie in Teilen Oberschwabens in Baden-Württemberg, Landschaft zwischen Bodensee und Lech, nördlich der Alpen

How to use Allgäu in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Allgäu with translations in English.

[1] Das Allgäu kam erst im Zuge der Napoleonischen Kriege zum Königreich Bayern.

[1] The Allgäu only came to the Kingdom of Bavarian in the course of the Napoleonic War

[1] „Unweigerlich musste ich an die vielen Hügel im heimischen Allgäu denken.“

[1] "Inevitably I had to think of the many hills in the Allgäu thinking at home"

[1] „Auch die Menschen im Allgäu sahen so übertrieben gesund aus, als würden sie nie husten.“

[1] "Even the people in the Allgäu looked as exaggeratedly healthy as if they were never cough"

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