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Is it der, die oder das Columbia?

The article is needed if "Columbia" in a certain quality, at a certain time or time 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 Columbia?

How does the declension of Columbia 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) Columbia
Genitive (des Columbia) (des Columbias) Columbias
Dative (dem) Columbia
Akkusative (das) Columbia

What is the meaning of Columbia in German?

Columbia has various definitions in German:

[1] City in Maryland, USA, with almost 90,000 inhabitants

[1] Stadt in Maryland, USA, mit knapp 90.000 Einwohnern

City in Missouri, USA, with over 100,000 inhabitants

[2] Stadt in Missouri, USA, mit über 100.000 Einwohnern

[3] Capital of South Carolina, USA, with over 120,000 inhabitants

[3] Hauptstadt von South Carolina, USA, mit über 120.000 Einwohnern

How to use Columbia in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Columbia with translations in English.

[1] Columbia besitzt eine Universität, die 1801 gegründet wurde.

[1] Columbia has a university that was founded in 1801

[2] Columbia ist eine Modellstadt und hatte 1967 seine ersten Bewohner.

[2] Columbia is a model city and had its first residents in 1967

[3] Columbia liegt nordwestlich von Jefferson City.

[3] Columbia is located northwest of Jefferson City

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