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Is it der, die oder das Chile?

The article is needed if "Chile" 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 Chile?

How does the declension of Chile 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) Chile
Genitive (des Chile) (des Chiles) Chiles
Dative (dem) Chile
Akkusative (das) Chile

What is the meaning of Chile in German?

Chile is defined as:

[1] Land in South America

[1] Land in Südamerika

How to use Chile in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Chile with translations in English.

[1] Ich lese zurzeit ein interessantes Buch über das Chile der Kolonialzeit.

[1] I am currently reading an interesting book about the Chile of the colonial time

[1] Santiago de Chile ist die Hauptstadt von Chile.

[1] Santiago de Chile is the capital of Chileä

[1] „Chile liegt auf der Südhalbkugel, weshalb die Jahreszeiten um ein halbes Jahr im Vergleich zur Nordhalbkugel verschoben sind und Mond und Sterne am Firmament andersherum wandern.“

[1] "Chile is located in the southern hemisphere, which is why the seasons are shifted by half a year compared to the north hemisphere and the moon and stars on the firmament hike the other way around"

[1] „Einerseits ist Chile zur Sicherung der Versorgung auf Importe angewiesen, andererseits ist die Landwirtschaft ein bedeutender Devisenbringer (vorwiegen[d] Obst und Wein).“

[1] "On the one hand, Chile rely on imports to secure care, on the other hand, agriculture is an important foreign currency provider (predicting [D] fruit and wine)

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