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Is it der, die oder das Greifswald?

The article is needed if "Greifswald" in a certain quality, at a certain time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. normally, 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 Greifswald?

How does the declension of Greifswald 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) Greifswald
Genitive (des Greifswald) (des Greifswalds) Greifswalds
Dative (dem) Greifswald
Akkusative (das) Greifswald

What is the meaning of Greifswald in German?

Greifswald has various definitions in German:

[1] City in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany University City, Hanseatic City, City of Reformation in Europe

[1] Stadt in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Deutschland; Universitätsstadt, Hansestadt, Reformationsstadt Europas

[2] Code of name of the district of Vorpommern-Greifswald and the former district of Greifswald and Greifswald

[2] Namensbestandteil des Landkreises Vorpommern-Greifswald und der ehemaligen Kreise Stadtkreis Greifswald und Greifswald

How to use Greifswald in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Greifswald with translations in English.

[1] „Die Nord-Stream-Pipeline, die vom russischen Wyborg durch die Ostsee in die Nähe von Greifswald führt, wird Deutschland unabhängig von Transitländern machen.“

[1] "The North Stream pipeline, which leads from the Russian Wyborg through the Baltic Sea near Greifswald, Germany will do it regardless of transit countries"

[1] Greifswalds Universität gehört zu den ältesten Europas.

[1] Greifswalds University is one of the oldest Europe

[1] Ich bin in Greifswald geboren.

[1] I was born in Greifswald

[1, 2] Wir haben in Greifswald unseren Urlaub verbracht.

[1, 2] We spent our vacation in Greifswald

[1, 2] Nach Greifswald führen viele Wege.

[1, 2] According to Greifswald, many paths lead

[1, 2] Greifswald liegt auf der Nordhalbkugel.

[1, 2] Greifswald lies on the northern hemisphere

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Pictures or photos of Greifswald

[1] Wiesen bei Greifswald, Gemälde von Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840)
[1] Wiesen bei Greifswald, Gemälde von Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840)

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