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Is it der, die oder das Eifel?


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

The word Eifel is feminine, therefore the correct article is 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.

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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 Eifel?

How does the declension of Eifel 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 die Eifel
Genitive der Eifel
Dative der Eifel
Akkusative die Eifel

What is the meaning of Eifel in German?

Eifel is defined as:

[1] German, Belgian and Luxembourg low mountain ranges limited in the east by the Rhine and in the south by the Moselle, part of the Rheinische Schiefer Mountains

[1] deutsches, belgisches und luxemburgisches Mittelgebirge begrenzt im Osten durch den Rhein und im Süden durch die Mosel, Teil des Rheinischen Schiefergebirges

How to use Eifel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eifel with translations in English.

[1] „Die höchste Erhebung der Eifel ist die Hohe Acht (747 m).“

[1] "The highest elevation of the Eifel is the high eight (747 m) ."

[1] Die Eifel ist ein sehr dünn besiedeltes Gebiet.

[1] The Eifel is a very fermented area

[1] „Selbst der Steinbruch in der Eifel ist bekannt, aus dem der Mühlstein stammt, mit dem Legionäre in Hedemünden ihr Getreide mahlten.“

[1] "Even the quarry in the Eifel is known from which the Mühlstein comes, with which legionnaires in Hedemünden her grain meal" "

[1] „Aus einer versauten Welt voller Probleme ragt die Eifel wie eine Insel der Glückseligen.“

[1] "From a dirty world full of problems, the Eifel protrudes like an island of the bliss"

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