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Is it der, die oder das Finnland?

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 Finnland?

How does the declension of Finnland 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) Finnland
Genitive (des Finnland) (des Finnlands) Finnlands
Dative (dem) Finnland
Akkusative (das) Finnland

What is the meaning of Finnland in German?

Finnland is defined as:

[1] Land in Northern Europe

[1] Land in Nordeuropa

How to use Finnland in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Finnland with translations in English.

[1] Finnland ist reich an Seen und Wäldern.

[1] Finland is rich in lakes and forests

[1] Helsinki ist die Hauptstadt von Finnland.

[1] Helsinki is the capital of Finlande

[1] Meine Freundin möchte unbedingt wieder nach Finnland.

[1] My girlfriend absolutely wants to go back to Finnlande

[1] „Finnland hat die Welt gerettet.“

[1] "Finland has saved the world"

[1] „Es gibt drei Millionen Saunas in Finnland, mehr als es Autos im Lande gibt.“

[1] "There are three million saunas in Finland, more than there are cars in the country"

How do you pronounce Finnland?

Finnland (Österreich)

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