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Is it der, die oder das Asien?

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 Asien?

How does the declension of Asien 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) Asien
Genitive (des Asien) (des Asiens) Asiens
Dative (dem) Asien
Akkusative (das) Asien

What is the meaning of Asien in German?

Asien is defined as:

[1] The largest continent of the earth together with Europe forms the large continent of Eurasia

[1] der größte Kontinent der Erde; bildet zusammen mit Europa den Großkontinent Eurasien

How to use Asien in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Asien with translations in English.

[1] „Bisher gab es sechs Staats- und Regierungschefinnen in Asien, wobei Sirimavo Bandaranaike und Indira Gandhi die ersten beiden Premierministerinnen weltweit waren.“

[1] "So far there have been six heads of state in Asia, with Sirimavo Bandaranaike and Indira Gandhi the first two prime ministers worldwide"

[1] „Im Mittelpunkt der Geschichte und der Völker Asiens standen natürlich die Mongolen und insbesondere das Reich des Großkhans Khubilai, in dessen Diensten Marco Polo nach seinen Angaben als Berichterstatter tätig war.“

[1] "At the center of history and the peoples of Asia, of course, the Mongols and in particular the realm of the Großkhan Khubilai, in whose services Marco Polo, according to his information, worked as a rapporteur" "

[1] „Es gibt das Asien nicht mehr, das auch ich einst gesehen hatte und das jahrhundertelang das Ziel derer war, die die Fernsehnsucht hinaustrieb, Abenteuer zu erleben …“

[1] "There is no longer the Asia that I had once seen and that for centuries was the goal of those who drove television hunt to experience adventure ..."

[1] „Natürlich gehört Indien zu Asien.“

[1] "Of course India belongs to Asiae"

[1] „Europa und Asien fasst man oft als Eurasien mit 54 Millionen km2 zusammen.“

[1] "Europe and Asia are often summarized as Eurasia with 54 million km2"

[1] „Die großen Reiche Asiens – die Osmanen, Perser, Moguln und Chinesen – bekamen sehr bald mit, dass die Europäer einen neuen Kontinent entdeckt hatten.“

[1] "The great empires of Asia - the Ottomans, Persians, Moguln and Chinese - received very soon that the Europeans had discovered a new continent"

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