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Is it der, die oder das Grönland?

The article is needed if "Greenland" in a certain quality, at a certain point in 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 Grönland?

How does the declension of Grönland 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) Grönland
Genitive (des Grönland) (des Grönlands) Grönlands
Dative (dem) Grönland
Akkusative (das) Grönland

What is the meaning of Grönland in German?

Grönland is defined as:

[1] largest island in the earth, autonomous component of Denmark

[1] größte Insel der Erde, autonomer Bestandteil Dänemarks

How to use Grönland in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grönland with translations in English.

[1] Man kann auch auf Grönland Urlaub machen.

[1] You can also go on vacation in Greenland

[1] Das Grönland der Wikingerzeit war anders als das heutige.

[1] The Greenland of the Viking Age was different from today's

[1] „Island und Grönland haben eines gemeinsam: Beide waren Kolonien Dänemarks.“

[1] "Iceland and Greenland have one thing in common: both were colonies of Denmark"

[1] „Dänische Forscher sind überzeugt, an der Südwestküste Grönlands den größten Meteoritenkrater der Welt gefunden zu haben.“

[1] "Danish researchers are convinced that they have found the largest meteorite crater in the world on the southwest coast of Greenland"

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