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Is it der, die oder das Einöde?


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

The word Einöde 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 Einöde?

How does the declension of Einöde 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 Einöde die Einöden
Genitive der Einöde der Einöden
Dative der Einöde den Einöden
Akkusative die Einöde die Einöden

What is the meaning of Einöde in German?

Einöde has various definitions in German:

[1] Lonely area, remote place

[1] einsame Gegend, abgelegener Ort

[2] Small settlement (smaller than a village)

[2] kleine Siedlung (kleiner als ein Dorf)

How to use Einöde in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einöde with translations in English.

[1] Er lebt hier in der Einöde.

[1] He lives here in the Endöde

[1] „Unser Zug fährt jetzt irgendwo durch die ländliche Einöde.“

[1] "Our train now drives somewhere through the rural wasteland"

[1] „Dies alles schoss mir durch den Kopf, als ich drei Wochen später in der Hunsrücker Einöde zusammen mit zehn Hausfrauen vor meiner Töpferscheibe saß.“

[1] "All of this shot through my head when I was sitting in the Hunsrücker Werbäde together with ten housewives in front of my potter's pane" three weeks later "

[1] „Er meinte leibhaft durch eine Einöde zu gehen, wo es weder Ziel noch Antwort gab.“

[1] "He thought to go through a wasteland, where there was no goal or an answer"

[2] „In aller Regel besitzen Weiler und Einöden wegen ihrer geringen Größe keine Straßennamen.“

[2] "As a rule, hamers and wastelands have no street names because of their small size"

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