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Is it der, die oder das England?

The article is needed if "England" 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 England?

How does the declension of England 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) England
Genitive (des England) (des Englands) Englands
Dative (dem) England
Akkusative (das) England

What is the meaning of England in German?

England has various definitions in German:

[1] Part of Great Britain, most of the largest in the British islands

[1] Teil Großbritanniens, der größte Teil der größten der Britischen Inseln

[2] colloquially, folklore: for: Great Britain, united Kingdom

[2] umgangssprachlich, volkstümlich: für: Großbritannien, Vereinigtes Königreich

How to use England in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using England with translations in English.

[1] Wir wollen im Sommer endlich mal nach England reisen.

[1] We finally want to travel to England in summer

[1] „Die Australier besiegten zum Auftakt des dritten Spieltages Europameister England 3:2 (3:1) und behaupteten mit dem dritten Erfolg und neun Punkten die Tabellenführung.“

[1] "The Australians defeated 3: 2 (3: 1) at the start of the third day of the game of European Champion England and with the third success and nine points claimed the league lead" "

[1] „Neben die Gebirgsbildungen tritt ein weiteres wichtiges geologisches Ereignis, das Eiszeitalter, in dem Nordeuropa mehrfach von einer mächtigen Inlandeisdecke überdeckt war, die sich bis nach England, nach Mitteleuropa und in das Osteuropäische Flachland hinein erstreckte.“

[1] "In addition to the mountain formations, another important geological event, the ice age, in which Northern Europe was covered several times by a mighty inland ice blanket that extends to England, Central Europe and the Eastern European Flachland" "

[2] England will 2019 aus der EU austreten.

[2] England wants to leave the EU in 2019

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