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Is it der, die oder das Exil?


The correct article in German of Exil is das. So it is das Exil! (nominative case)

The word Exil is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Exil?

How does the declension of Exil 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 Exil die Exile
Genitive des Exils der Exile
Dative dem Exil den Exilen
Akkusative das Exil die Exile

What is the meaning of Exil in German?

Exil is defined as:

[1] Self -chosen or forced exile

[1] selbst gewählte oder aufgezwungene Verbannung

How to use Exil in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Exil with translations in English.

[1] Napoleon wurde ins Exil geschickt.

[1] Napoleon was clever in exile

[1] „Das über ein halbes Jahrhundert währende Exil hat sein Verhalten geprägt, seine Mimik, die Gesten, mit denen er seine Worte begleitet.“

[1] "The exile, which lasts over half a century, has shaped his behavior, his facial expressions, the gestures with which he accompanies his words"

[1] „Und hier wohl fasst Harald den Entschluss, seine Reise fortzusetzen, das Abenteuer des erzwungenen Exils um eine neue Dimension zu erweitern.“

[1] "And here Harald makes the decision to continue his journey, the adventure of the forced exile to expand a new dimension"

[1] „Diese drei Autoren und damit indirekt auch die Problematik des Exils bilden einen Schwerpunkt des neuen Heftes.“

[1] "These three authors and thus indirectly also the problem of exile form a focus of the new booklet" "

[1] „Seit der Französischen Revolution waren unerwünschte Personen ins Exil nach Guyana geschickt worden, und ab Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts errichtete man in der Kolonie eine Reihe von Gefängnissen.“

[1] "Since the French Revolution, unwanted people had been sent to Guyana, and from the mid -19e century a number of prisons were built in the colony."

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