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Is it der, die oder das Estland?

The article is needed if "Estonia" 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 Estland?

How does the declension of Estland 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) Estland
Genitive (des Estland) (des Estlands) Estlands
Dative (dem) Estland
Akkusative (das) Estland

What is the meaning of Estland in German?

Estland is defined as:

[1] A country in the Baltic States (Northern Europe)

[1] ein Land im Baltikum (Nordeuropa)

How to use Estland in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Estland with translations in English.

[1] Das heutige Estland ist Europa wieder nähergekommen.

[1] Today's Estonia has come closer to Europe

[1] Tallinn ist die Hauptstadt von Estland.

[1] Tallinn is the capital of Estonia

[1] „Haupthandelspartner Estlands sind die skandinavischen Nachbarländer Schweden und Finnland sowie die Baltikum-Nachbarstaaten Lettland und Litauen.“

[1] "Estonia's main trading partners are the Scandinavian neighboring countries of Sweden and Finland as well as the Baltic States neighboring states of Latvia and Lithuania"

[1] „In Estland und Litauen entstanden auch Lokalposten: echte Bedarfsbriefe sind jedoch nur wenige bekannt.“

[1] "Local posts were also created in Estonia and Lithuania: However, real needs are only known a few known"

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