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Is it der, die oder das Deutschland?


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

The word Deutschland is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

The article is needed if "Germany" in a certain quality, at a certain 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 Deutschland?

How does the declension of Deutschland 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 Deutschland die Deutschländer
Genitive des Deutschland des Deutschlands der Deutschländer
Dative dem Deutschland den Deutschländern
Akkusative das Deutschland die Deutschländer

What is the meaning of Deutschland in German?

Deutschland has various definitions in German:

[1] common name of a country in the western Central Europe and the official short form (state name) of the Federal Republic of Germany

[1] gängiger Name eines im Westen Mitteleuropas liegenden Landes und amtliche Kurzform (Staatsbezeichnung) der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

[2] Especially in the media: name for all members of the German people and its government

[2] besonders in den Medien: Bezeichnung für alle Angehörigen des deutschen Volkes und seiner Regierung

How to use Deutschland in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Deutschland with translations in English.

[1] „An diesem Tag flog der Kalifornier Mike Harker, der als Soldat in Deutschland stationiert war, mit einem Hängegleiter von der Zugspitze.“

[1] "On this day, the Californian Mike Harker, who was stationed as a soldier in Germany, flew with a hanging director from the Zugspitze" "

[1] „Das Fliegen mit motorisierten Gleitschirmen ist seit 1994 in Deutschland fest im Luftverkehrsgesetz verankert.“

[1] "Flying with motorized paragliders has been firmly anchored in Germany since 1994 in Germany"

[1] Walter ist aus Deutschland.

[1] Walter is from Germany

[1] Deutschlands Hauptstadt ist Berlin.

[1] Germany's capital is Berlin

[1] Die Hauptstadt von Deutschland ist Berlin.

[1] The capital of Germany is Berlin

[1] Das Deutschland der Nachkriegszeit wurde geteilt.

[1] The Germany of the post -war period was shared

[1] „Anders als beispielsweise Österreich und die Bundesrepublik sind die beiden Deutschländer eine Art gegenstaatlicher Opposition füreinander.“

[1] "Unlike Austria and the Federal Republic, for example, the two German countries are a kind of opposite opposition for each other"

[1] Ich bin in Deutschland geboren.

[1] I was born in Germany

[1] Wir haben in Deutschland unseren Urlaub verbracht.

[1] We spent our vacation in Germany

[1] Deutschland liegt auf der Nordhalbkugel.

[1] Germany is located on the northern hemisphere

[1] Nach Deutschland führen viele Wege.

[1] Many paths lead to Germany

[1] Denke ich an Deutschland, ist mir auch nach Schrei'n

[1] I think of Germany, I also like to scream

Faellt mir soviel Hass, Not und Elend ein

I think so much hatred, need and misery

Dann seh ich die Erde zu Asche verbrannt

Then I see the earth burned into ash

Hier bin ich geboren, auch das ist mein Land.

I was born here, that's my country too

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