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Is it der, die oder das Australien?

The article is needed if “Australia” in a certain quality, at a certain time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. normally, 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 Australien?

How does the declension of Australien 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) Australien
Genitive (des Australien) (des Australiens) Australiens
Dative (dem) Australien
Akkusative (das) Australien

What is the meaning of Australien in German?

Australien has various definitions in German:

[1] The largest coherent land mass of the continent of the same name on the southern hemisphere and, according to different views, also some islands of Oceania

[1] die größte zusammenhängende Landmasse des gleichnamigen Kontinents auf der südlichen Erdhalbkugel und, nach unterschiedlicher Auffassung, zudem einige Inseln Ozeaniens

[2] A state between the Pacific and Indian Ocean

[2] ein Staat zwischen Pazifik und Indischem Ozean

How to use Australien in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Australien with translations in English.

[1] In Hamburg lebten zwei Ameisen | Die wollten nach Australien reisen

[1] Two ants lived in Hamburg | They wanted to travel to Australia

[2] Die Hauptstadt von Australien ist Canberra.

[2] The capital of Australia is Canberraä

[2] Im Australien des 19. Jahrhunderts gab es einen Goldrausch.

[2] In the Australia of the 19 far century there was a gold rush.

[2] „Er ist einer der besten Gleitschirmpiloten der Welt, war 2004 Gesamtsieger im Worldcup, viermal deutscher Meister, ist bei Wettkämpfen in Südafrika, Brasilien und Australien angetreten.“

[2] "He is one of the best paraglots in the world in 2004 was overall winner in the World Cup, four times German champion, was in competitions in South Africa, Brazil and Australia"

How do you pronounce Australien?

Australien
Australien

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