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Is it der, die oder das Erdteil?


The correct article in German of Erdteil is der. So it is der Erdteil! (nominative case)

The word Erdteil is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Erdteil?

How does the declension of Erdteil 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 der Erdteil die Erdteile
Genitive des Erdteiles des Erdteils der Erdteile
Dative dem Erdteil dem Erdteile den Erdteilen
Akkusative den Erdteil die Erdteile

What is the meaning of Erdteil in German?

Erdteil is defined as:

[1] continuous, separate; mostly larger part of the earth's surface

[1] Kontinent; fester, abgetrennter; meist größerer Teil der Erdoberfläche

How to use Erdteil in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Erdteil with translations in English.

[1] Europa ist ein Erdteil.

[1] Europe is a part of the earth

[1] „Kein anderer Erdteil wurde aus europäischer Perspektive so eng mit einem einzigen Topos verbunden.“

[1] "No other part of the earth was connected so closely with a single topos from a European perspective"

[1] „Menschen in anderen Landesteilen, sogar in anderen Erdteilen schneiden sich gegen Bezahlung je ihr Stück ab, um sich darein zu kleiden.“

[1] "People in other parts of the country, even in other parts of the world, each cut off their piece for payment to dress" "

[1] „Indien ist sein eigener Erdteil.“

[1] "India is his own earth" "

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