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Is it der, die oder das Dänemark?

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

How does the declension of Dänemark 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) Dänemark
Genitive (des Dänemark) (des Dänemarks) Dänemarks
Dative (dem) Dänemark
Akkusative (das) Dänemark

What is the meaning of Dänemark in German?

Dänemark is defined as:

[1] State with 5.7 million inhabitants including Greenland and Faroe Islands the Kingdom of Denmark, but also: only the Danish core country in Northern Europe

[1] Staat mit 5,7 Mio. Einwohnern; einschließlich Grönland und Färöer das Königreich Dänemark, aber auch: nur das dänische Kernland in Nordeuropa

How to use Dänemark in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dänemark with translations in English.

[1] Der höchste Punkt Dänemarks erreicht gerade 173 Meter.

[1] The highest point in Denmark just reaches 173 meters

[1] Kopenhagen ist die Hauptstadt von Dänemark.

[1] Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark

[1] „Das Dänemark des 9. Jahrhunderts ist geprägt von den Wikingern, die einen Eroberungsfeldzug in Richtung England unternehmen.“

[1] "The Denmark of the 9 people century is characterized by the Vikings who take a conquest campaign towards England."

[1] „Hier wird Dänemark zum erstenmal als Land genannt. TANMARKAR lautet das Runenwort.“

[1] "Here Denmark is for the first time called the country Tanmarkar is the rune word."

[1] „Island und Grönland haben eines gemeinsam: Beide waren Kolonien Dänemarks.“

[1] "Iceland and Greenland have one thing in common: both were colonies of Denmark"

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