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Is it der, die oder das Dublin?

The article is needed if "Dublin" 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 Dublin?

How does the declension of Dublin 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) Dublin
Genitive (des Dublin) (des Dublins) Dublins
Dative (dem) Dublin
Akkusative (das) Dublin

What is the meaning of Dublin in German?

Dublin has various definitions in German:

[1] Geography: Capital of Ireland

[1] Geografie: Hauptstadt von Irland

[2] Geography: Dublin CoZe or County Dublin, a former County/Grafschaft in the Republic of Ireland. The county was dissolved on January 1st, 1994.

[2] Geografie: Dublin Co. oder County Dublin, ein ehemaliges County/Grafschaft in der Republik Irland. Das County wurde am 01.01.1994 aufgelöst.

[3] Geography: A city in the state of Georgia, USA

[3] Geografie: eine Stadt im Bundesstaat Georgia, USA

[4] Geography: A community in New Hampshire, USA

[4] Geografie: eine Gemeinde in New Hampshire, USA

[5] Geography: A suburb northeast of Columbus in Ohio, USA

[5] Geografie: ein Vorort nordöstlich von Columbus in Ohio, USA

[6] Geography: A city in Alameda County, California, USA

[6] Geografie: eine Stadt im Alameda County, Kalifornien, USA

How to use Dublin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dublin with translations in English.

[1] Oscar Wilde wurde am 16. Oktober 1854 in Dublin geboren.

[1] Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin on October 16, 1854.

[1, 3–5] Sie lebt bereits seit einem Jahr in Dublin.

[1, 3–5] She has been living in Dubline for a year

[2] Letztes Jahr ist er quer durch Dublin gereist.

[2] Last year he traveled across Dublin

[6] Sein Vater kommt aus Dublin, er ist aber kein Ire, sondern Kalifornier.

[6] His father comes from Dublin, but he is not an Irish, but California

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