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Is it der, die oder das Griechenland?

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 Griechenland?

How does the declension of Griechenland 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) Griechenland
Genitive (des Griechenland) (des Griechenlands) Griechenlands
Dative (dem) Griechenland
Akkusative (das) Griechenland

What is the meaning of Griechenland in German?

Griechenland is defined as:

[1] Land in southern Europe

[1] Land in Südeuropa

How to use Griechenland in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Griechenland with translations in English.

[1] Griechenland besteht aus über 9840 Inseln.

[1] Greece consists of over 9840 island

[1] Athen ist die Hauptstadt von Griechenland.

[1] Athens is the capital of Greece

[1] „Die Beziehungen Griechenlands zu den Ländern Südosteuropas können heute weitgehend als ausgeglichen betrachtet werden.“

[1] "The relationships of Greece to the countries of Southeast Europe can largely be considered to be balanced today"

[1] „Auch unternahm er eine Bildungsreise nach Griechenland und Kleinasien.“

[1] "He also undertook an educational trip to Greece and Kleinasia" "

[1] „Nur im Urlaub in Volos habe ich es trotzdem getan, weil der Vergleich mit dem deutschen Mistwetter die Reise nach Griechenland normalerweise zu einem ganz besonderen Erlebnis macht.“

[1] "Only on vacation in Volos did I do it because the comparison with the German dung weather is usually a very special experience in Greece"

[1] „Das Griechenland der beginnenden Eisenzeit war viel dünner besiedelt als das der mykenischen Palastzeit.“

[1] "The Greece of the beginning of Iron Age was much thinner than that of the Mycenaean palace time"

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