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Is it der, die oder das Eritrea?

The article is needed if "Eritrea" of a certain quality, at a certain time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. normally, 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 Eritrea?

How does the declension of Eritrea 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) Eritrea
Genitive (des Eritrea) (des Eritreas) Eritreas
Dative (dem) Eritrea
Akkusative (das) Eritrea

What is the meaning of Eritrea in German?

Eritrea is defined as:

[1] A country in East Africa

[1] ein Land in Ostafrika

How to use Eritrea in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eritrea with translations in English.

[1] Zwischen Eritrea und Äthiopien gibt es einen Konflikt um den Grenzverlauf.

[1] Between Eritrea and Ethiopia there is a conflict about the border graduate

[1] Eritrea war erst italienische, dann britische Kolonie.

[1] Eritrea was only Italian, then British colony depression

[1] Asmara ist die Hauptstadt von Eritrea.

[1] Asmara is the capital of Eritreather

[1] „Mit den Italienern hat der neue Herrscher noch vor seiner Krönung mehrere Abkommen geschlossen, in denen er Rom unter anderem die Region Eritrea abgetreten hat.“

[1] "With the Italians, the new ruler has closed several agreements before his coronation in which he ceded Rome, among other things, the Eritrea region"

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