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Is it der, die oder das Ausland?


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

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

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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 Ausland?

How does the declension of Ausland 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 Ausland
Genitive des Auslands des Auslandes
Dative dem Ausland dem Auslande
Akkusative das Ausland

What is the meaning of Ausland in German?

Ausland has various definitions in German:

[1] Country or countries outside of their own national territory

[1] Land oder Länder außerhalb des eigenen Staatsgebiets

[2] his or her residents or governments

[2] dessen oder deren Bewohner oder Regierungen

How to use Ausland in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ausland with translations in English.

[1] Wir machen unseren nächsten Urlaub im Ausland.

[1] We're going on our next vacation abroad.

[1] „Wenn man im Ausland lebt, selbst wenn dieses Exil freiwillig ist, selbst wenn das neue Land dem alten kulturell nahesteht, sitzt man immer zwischen zwei Stühlen, und das ist nicht sehr bequem.“[3]

[1] "If you live abroad, even if this exile is voluntary, even if the new country is culturally close to the old one, you are always sitting between two stools, and that is not very comfortable." [3]

[1] „Sie erzählte von den Schmeicheleien, die er ihr gesagt hatte; dann habe er geäussert, er wolle ins Ausland reisen, und sie gefragt, wo die Familie Rostow ihren Sommer verbringen würde, und sich dann nach Boris bei ihr erkundigt.“[4]

[1] “She told of the flattery he had told her ; then he said he wanted to travel abroad and asked her where the Rostov family would spend their summer, and then asked about Boris with her

[2] Das westliche Ausland reagierte geschlossen.

[2] Western countries reacted in a closed manner.

[2] „Dank des Engagements aus dem Ausland ist es nun stolz auf seine Sprache, seine mündliche Überlieferung, eine wachsende Sammlung von Geschichten und einen Ort, an dem man zusammenkommen und Pläne schmieden kann.“[5]

[2] "Thanks to the commitment from abroad, it is now proud of its language, its oral tradition, a growing collection of stories and a place where one can come together and make plans." [5]

How do you pronounce Ausland?

Ausland (Österreich)

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