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Is it der, die oder das Amerika?

The article is needed if "America" ​​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 Amerika?

How does the declension of Amerika 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) Amerika
Genitive (des Amerika) (des Amerikas) Amerikas
Dative (dem) Amerika
Akkusative (das) Amerika

What is the meaning of Amerika in German?

Amerika has various definitions in German:

[1] A double continent (which was formerly regarded as a continent in terms of naming, scientifically differentiated into the continents of North America and South America)

[1] ein Doppelkontinent (der ehemals von der Namengebung her als ein Kontinent betrachtet wurde, wissenschaftlich wird in die Kontinente Nordamerika und Südamerika unterschieden)

[2] colloquially: United States of America

[2] umgangssprachlich: Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika

[3] District of the city of Penig, district of Mittelachsen, Saxony, Germany

[3] Ortsteil der Stadt Penig, Landkreis Mittelsachsen, Sachsen, Deutschland

How to use Amerika in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Amerika with translations in English.

[1] Wir sind durch ganz Amerika gereist, von Alaska bis Feuerland.

[1] We traveled all over America, from Alaska to Tierlande

[1] „Für Europa schätzt man um 1600 rund 100 Millionen Einwohner, für Amerika vor den Reisen des Columbus etwa 10 Millionen Einwohner.“

[1] "Around 100 million inhabitants are estimated around 1600, for America before the trips of the Columbus around 10 million inhabitants" "

[2] Amerika steht dem Iran feindselig gegenüber.

[2] America is hostile to Iran

[2] „Amerika ist nicht die Welt.“

[2] "America is not the world"

[2, 3] Ziehst Du bald wieder nach Amerika zurück?

[2, 3] You will soon move back to America

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