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Is it der, die oder das Eiland?


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

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

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 Eiland?

How does the declension of Eiland 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 Eiland die Eilande
Genitive des Eilandes des Eilands der Eilande
Dative dem Eiland dem Eilande den Eilanden
Akkusative das Eiland die Eilande

What is the meaning of Eiland in German?

Eiland is defined as:

[1] Poetic: Island

[1] poetisch: Insel

How to use Eiland in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eiland with translations in English.

[1] Rottum ist nur ein Eiland.

[1] Rottum is only an Eilande

[1] „Das Eiland war unbewohnt gewesen, als portugiesische Seefahrer es 1470 entdeckten.“

[1] "The Eiland had been uninhabited when Portuguese seafarers discovered it in 1470"

[1] „Die Auswanderer wissen nur ungefähr, wo sich das verheißungsvolle Eiland befindet, denn Kompass und Seekarten kennen sie nicht.“

[1] "The emigrants only know about where the promising island is, because they don't know compass and nautical charts"

[1] „Das Eiland würde dadurch nicht schöner, die Welfare aber größer.“

[1] "The Eiland would not be more beautiful, but the welfare is larger"

[1] „Wir brechen am frühen Morgen zu den Eilanden auf.“

[1] "We break the rush in the early morning"

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