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Is it der, die oder das Burma?

The article is needed if "Burma" in a certain quality, at a certain point in time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. usually, 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 Burma?

How does the declension of Burma 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) Burma
Genitive (des Burma) (des Burmas) Burmas
Dative (dem) Burma
Akkusative (das) Burma

What is the meaning of Burma in German?

Burma is defined as:

[1] Traditional name: A country in Southeast Asia

[1] traditionelle Bezeichnung: ein Land in Südostasien

How to use Burma in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Burma with translations in English.

[1] 1948 wurde Burma in die Unabhängigkeit entlassen.

[1] In 1948 Burma was released into independence

[1] „Die Versorgung mit Reis konnte nicht mehr gewährleistet werden, und erstmals seit der Erringung der Unabhängigkeit am 4. Januar 1948 sah sich das ehemals als ‚Reisschüssel Asiens‘ bekannte Burma gezwungen, das wichtigste Grundnahrungsmittel in größeren Mengen zu importieren.“

[1] "The supply of rice could no longer be guaranteed, and for the first time since the achievement of independence on January 4, 1948, the Burma, formerly known as the 'rice bowl of Asia', was forced to import the most important basic food in larger quantities."

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