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Is it der, die oder das County?



The correct article in German of County is das or die. So it is das or die County! (nominative case)

The word County is neuter or feminine, therefore the correct article is das or die.

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.

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 County?

How does the declension of County 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 1 Singular 2 Plural
Nominative das County die County die Countys
Genitive des Countys der County der Countys
Dative dem County der County den Countys
Akkusative das County die County die Countys

What is the meaning of County in German?

County has various definitions in German:

[1] Grafschaft as a traditional court and administrative district in the United Kingdom and Ireland, according to which the corresponding modern administrative districts are named

[1] Grafschaft als traditioneller Gerichts- und Verwaltungsbezirk im Vereinigten Königreich und Irland, nach dem der entsprechende moderne Verwaltungsbezirke benannt ist

[2] Middle judicial and administrative district in the United States

[2] mittlerer Gerichts- und Verwaltungsbezirk in den USA

How to use County in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using County with translations in English.

[1] „1974 wurden in Wales 47 Districts als Untergliederungen von acht Counties gebildet.“

[1] "In 1974 in Wales 47 Districts were formed as subdivisions of eight counties"

[2] „Im Wald aufgewachsen, gab es keinen besseren Jäger im ganzen County als ihn.“

[2] "Growing up in the forest, there was no better hunter in the whole County than him"

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