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Is it der, die oder das Baden-Württemberg?

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 Baden-Württemberg?

How does the declension of Baden-Württemberg 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) Baden-Württemberg
Genitive (des Baden-Württemberg) (des Baden-Württembergs) Baden-Württembergs
Dative (dem) Baden-Württemberg
Akkusative (das) Baden-Württemberg

What is the meaning of Baden-Württemberg in German?

Baden-Württemberg is defined as:

[1] A federal state in the Federal Republic of Germany

[1] ein Bundesland in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

How to use Baden-Württemberg in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Baden-Württemberg with translations in English.

[1] Baden-Württemberg liegt am rechten Rheinufer.

[1] Baden-Württemberg is located on the right bank of the Rhine

[1] Baden-Württemberg liegt im Südwesten Deutschlands.

[1] Baden-Württemberg is located in the southwest of Germany

[1] „Ab den 1980er-Jahren wurden in Bayern und Baden-Württemberg Viereckschanzen systematisch ausgegraben und alte Forschungsberichte unter die Lupe genommen.“

[1] "From the 1980s from the 1980s in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg Viereck hesques were systematically excavated and old research reports were examined"

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