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Is it der, die oder das Europa?

The article is needed if "Europe" in 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 Europa?

How does the declension of Europa 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) Europa
Genitive (des Europa) (des Europas) Europas
Dative (dem) Europa
Akkusative (das) Europa

What is the meaning of Europa in German?

Europa has various definitions in German:

[1] In the conventional view, a continent/ earth part, western subcontinent of Eurasia

[1] nach herkömmlicher Auffassung ein Kontinent/ Erdteil, westlicher Subkontinent Eurasiens

[2] Vision of a European state

[2] Vision eines europäischen Staates

How to use Europa in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Europa with translations in English.

[1] Europa ist der zweitkleinste Kontinent der Erde.

[1] Europe is the second smallest continent of the earth

[1] „Wir haben Europa nicht von Hitler zurückerobert, um es jetzt kampflos aufzugeben.“

[1] "We have not recaptured Europe from Hitler to open it without a fight"

[1] „Für Europa schätzt man um 1600 rund 100 Millionen Einwohner, für Amerika vor den Reisen des Columbus etwa 10 Millionen Einwohner.“

[1] "Around 100 million inhabitants are estimated around 1600, for America before the trips of the Columbus around 10 million inhabitants" "

[1] „Im Zweiten Weltkrieg ging sie im Rahmen der Truppenbetreuungsprogramme nach Europa und begeisterte nicht nur die GIs, sondern auch manchen US-General, der sich nur willig und gerne verführen ließ.“

[1] "In the Second World War, she went to Europe as part of the troop care programs and not only delighted the GIS, but also some US generals who can only be seduced and liked to seduce"

[2] Aus dem Europa der sieben wurde das Europa der zehn.

[2] The Europe of the seven became the Europe of the Zehn

[2] „Noch gelingt es Europa nicht, in der Welt der großen Zwei – den USA und China – mitzuspielen.“

[2] "Europe is still not able to participate in the world of the big two - the USA and China"

How do you pronounce Europa?

Europa (Österreich)
Europa (deutsch)

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