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Is it der, die oder das Frankreich?

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 Frankreich?

How does the declension of Frankreich 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) Frankreich
Genitive (des Frankreich) (des Frankreichs) Frankreichs
Dative (dem) Frankreich
Akkusative (das) Frankreich

What is the meaning of Frankreich in German?

Frankreich is defined as:

[1] Land in Western Europe

[1] Land in Westeuropa

How to use Frankreich in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Frankreich with translations in English.

[1] Frankreichs Geschichte ist wechselhaft.

[1] France's story is changeable

[1] Paris ist die Hauptstadt von Frankreich.

[1] Paris is the capital of France

[1] Das mittelalterliche Frankreich kann man noch in Toulouse entdecken.

[1] Medieval France can still be discovered in Toulouse

[1] „In Kontinentaleuropa und besonders in Frankreich betrachtet man die ersten Nachkriegsjahrzehnte, die von starken staatlichen Eingriffen geprägt waren, als eine segensreiche Zeit des Wachstums […].“

[1] "In continental Europe and especially in France you look at the first post -war decades that were characterized by strong state interventions as a beneficial time of growth [...] Ä"

[1] „In Frankreich bin ich ein wenig fremd.“

[1] "I am a little foreign in France"

[1] „In Frankreich wurden Berichten zufolge am Sonntag die Leichen von drei Kajakfahrern gefunden.“

[1] "According to reports, the corpses of three kayakers were found on Sunday"

[1] „Um diese Zeit huschten in Frankreich die Huren auf Stöckelschuhen durch die Straßen, oder sie standen unter dem abgedunkelten blauen Licht der Luftschutzlaternen.“

[1] "At this time, the whores in France scurried through the streets in France, or they stood under the darkened blue light of the air -raid shelters" "

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