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Is it der, die oder das Flandern?

The article is needed if "Flanders" 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 Flandern?

How does the declension of Flandern 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) Flandern
Genitive (des Flandern) (des Flanderns) Flanderns
Dative (dem) Flandern
Akkusative (das) Flandern

What is the meaning of Flandern in German?

Flandern has various definitions in German:

[1] Belgian region

[1] belgische Region

[2] Historical region, which included a part of [1]

[2] historische Region, die unter anderem einen Teil von [1] beinhaltete

How to use Flandern in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Flandern with translations in English.

[1] Er kommt aus Flandern, seine Frau aus Wallonien.

[1] He comes from Flanders, his wife from Wallonia

[2] „Tatsächlich riefen die Städte Lille und Douai (im romanischen Sprachgebiet der Grafschaft Flandern) die zum flämischen Sprachgebiet gehörenden Städte (Brügge und die Küstenstädte), welche bei Kortrijk gesiegt hatten, sofort gegen die Franzosen zu Hilfe.“

[2] "In fact, the cities of Lille and Douai (in the Romanesque language area of ​​the county of Flanders) called the cities belonging to the Flemish language area (Bruges and the coastal cities), which had won at Kortrijk, immediately against the French"

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