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Is it der, die oder das Britannien?

The article is needed if "Britain" 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 Britannien?

How does the declension of Britannien 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) Britannien
Genitive (des Britannien) (des Britanniens) Britanniens
Dative (dem) Britannien
Akkusative (das) Britannien

What is the meaning of Britannien in German?

Britannien has various definitions in German:

[1] Short for: Great Britain

[1] kurz für: Großbritannien

[2] In an antique context: the island of Great Britain, the Roman province

[2] in antikem Kontext: die Insel Großbritannien, die römische Provinz

[3] Short for: The British State

[3] kurz für: der britische Staat

[3a] Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1801)

[3a] Königreich Großbritannien (1707–1801)

[3b] colloquially: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1927)

[3b] umgangssprachlich: Vereinigtes Königreich Großbritannien und Irland (1801–1927)

[3C] colloquially: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1927 - Heute)

[3c] umgangssprachlich: Vereinigtes Königreich Großbritannien und Nordirland (1927–heute)

How to use Britannien in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Britannien with translations in English.



[2] „Historisch gesicherte Informationen über Britannien besitzen wir erst ab der Zeit, als die Römer ins Land kamen.“

[2] "We only have historically secured information about Britain from the time when the Romans in Kam" "Kam" "

[2] „Die angeblichen Barbaren vom Kontinent sollten Britannien kulturell und sprachlich stärker prägen als zuvor die Römer und später die Wikinger und Normannen.“

[2] "The alleged barbarians from the continent should shape Britain culturally and linguistically more than before the Romans and later the Vikings and Normansh"

[2] „So begannen im Spätsommer es Jahres 55 v. Chr. die ersten Maßnahmen zur Ausdehnung des römischen Machtbereichs auf Britannien, die 100 Jahre später in die Eroberung eines Großteils der Insel mündeten.“

[2] "In late summer it began 55 Väch.







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