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Is it der, die oder das Burundi?

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 Burundi?

How does the declension of Burundi 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) Burundi
Genitive (des Burundi) (des Burundis) Burundis
Dative (dem) Burundi
Akkusative (das) Burundi

What is the meaning of Burundi in German?

Burundi is defined as:

[1] State in East Africa

[1] Staat in Ostafrika

How to use Burundi in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Burundi with translations in English.

[1] „Burundi ist einer der kleinsten Staaten Afrikas, aber – ebenso wie der Nachbarstaat Ruanda – sehr dicht besiedelt.“

[1] "Burundi is one of the smallest states of Africa, but - like the neighboring state of Rwanda - very densely populated"

[1] Burundi liegt am nördlichen Rand des Tanganjikasees.

[1] Burundi is located on the northern edge of the Tanganjikaseese

[1] Bujumbura ist die Hauptstadt von Burundi.

[1] Bujumbura is the capital of Burundie

[1]„ 1890 wurde Burundi zusammen mit dem heutigen Ruanda der Kolonie Deutsch-Ostafrika angegliedert und ab 1899 als Militärdistrikt verwaltet.“

[1] "In 1890, Burundi and today's Rwanda of the colony of German-East Africa was affiliated and from 1899 managed as a military district"

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