map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Balkanroute?


The correct article in German of Balkanroute is die. So it is die Balkanroute! (nominative case)

The word Balkanroute is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.





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 Balkanroute?

How does the declension of Balkanroute 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 die Balkanroute die Balkanrouten
Genitive der Balkanroute der Balkanrouten
Dative der Balkanroute den Balkanrouten
Akkusative die Balkanroute die Balkanrouten

What is the meaning of Balkanroute in German?

Balkanroute is defined as:

[1] A passage leading from the south to north and not defined in the way through the Balkan Peninsula, formerly often in connection with drug smuggling and since 2015 mostly used with refugees

[1] eine von Süden nach Norden führende, in der Wegführung nicht festgelegte Passage durch die Balkanhalbinsel, früher oftmals im Zusammenhang mit Drogenschmuggel und seit 2015 meist mit Bezug auf Flüchtlinge verwendet

How to use Balkanroute in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Balkanroute with translations in English.

[1] Vor allem aus Syrien, aber auch aus Afghanistan, aus dem Irak, dem Iran, aus Pakistan, aus verschiedenen afrikanischen Ländern erreichten täglich Tausende die EU. Sie suchten dabei nicht mehr nur, wie lange Jahre zuvor, den gefährlichen Weg über das Mittelmeer, sondern kamen nun hauptsächlich über die Türkei, Griechenland und die Balkanroute.

[1] Especially from Syria, but also from Afghanistan, from Iraq, Iran, from Pakistan, from different African countries, thousands reached the EU, as long as, as long years ago, the dangerous path over that Mediterranean, but now came mainly over Turkey, Greece and the Balkan route.

[1] Zehntausende Menschen sind immer noch trotz des Winterwetters auf der sogenannten Balkanroute unterwegs.

[1] Tens of thousands of people are still on the way on the so -called Balkan route despite the winter weather

[1] Es gibt vier dominierende Drogenrouten: 1. für Kokain mit Zielland Spanien oder Frankreich die Atlantikroute, für Heroin 2. die Balkanroute, 3. die Route Libanon-Frankreich und 4. die zentralasiatisch-russische Route.

[1] There are four dominant drug routes: 1 Ä for cocaine with target country Spain or France the Atlantic route, for Heroin 2. The Balkan route, 3. the Libanon-France route and 4. The Central Asian-Russian route.

How do you pronounce Balkanroute?


The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.