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Is it der, die oder das Gazastreifen?


The correct article in German of Gazastreifen is der. So it is der Gazastreifen! (nominative case)

The word Gazastreifen is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Gazastreifen?

How does the declension of Gazastreifen 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 der Gazastreifen
Genitive des Gazastreifens
Dative dem Gazastreifen
Akkusative den Gazastreifen

What is the meaning of Gazastreifen in German?

Gazastreifen is defined as:

[1] an approximately 40 km long strip of land around the city of Gaza in the coastal level of the southwestern Palestine

[1] ein etwa 40 km langer Landstreifen um die Stadt Gaza in der Küstenebene des südwestlichen Palästina

How to use Gazastreifen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gazastreifen with translations in English.

[1] „Vielleicht erinnert sich niemand mehr an den Spruch des später ermordeten israelischen Ministerpräsidenten Rabin: ‚Ich wünsche mir eines Tages aufzuwachen, und das Meer hat den Gazastreifen verschluckt!‘.“

[1] "Perhaps nobody remembers the saying of the later murdered Israeli Prime Minister Rabin: 'One day I want to wake up, and the sea has swallowed the Gaza Strip"

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