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Is it der, die oder das Gibraltar?

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 Gibraltar?

How does the declension of Gibraltar 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) Gibraltar
Genitive (des Gibraltar) (des Gibraltars) Gibraltars
Dative (dem) Gibraltar
Akkusative (das) Gibraltar

What is the meaning of Gibraltar in German?

Gibraltar is defined as:

[1] Peninsula on the southern tip of Spain under British rule

[1] Halbinsel an der Südspitze Spaniens unter britischer Herrschaft

How to use Gibraltar in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gibraltar with translations in English.

[1] Gibraltar gehört (trotz der Lage auf dem europäischen Festland) als Britisches Überseegebiet zum Vereinigten Königreich Großbritannien und Nordirland.

[1] Gibraltar (despite the situation on the European mainland) belongs to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irelande as a British overseas area

[1] „Noch in Wien als Thronfolger vereidigt kam Karl (III.) im Mai 1704 in Lissabon an. Nunmehr griffen die Kriegshandlungen auch auf Spanien selbst über, und die Engländer besetzten in einem Vorstoß Gibraltar, das sich seitdem in ihrem Besitz befindet. Dieser Verlust band Philipp V. und Madrid noch enger an Ludwig XIV.“

[1] “Karl (IIIE) arrived in Lisbon in May 1704 in Vienna. Now the acts of war also overruled Spain themselves, and the English occupied Gibraltar in a push, which has been in their possession since then. This loss band Philipp V and Madrid even closer to Louis XIV. "

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Pictures or photos of Gibraltar

[1] Straße von Gibraltar; Aufnahme der NASA mit 3-fach überhöhter Vertikale (hinten links der Fels)
[1] Straße von Gibraltar; Aufnahme der NASA mit 3-fach überhöhter Vertikale (hinten links der Fels)

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