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Is it der, die oder das Heimatland?


The correct article in German of Heimatland is das. So it is das Heimatland! (nominative case)

The word Heimatland is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Heimatland?

How does the declension of Heimatland 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 Heimatland die Heimatländer
Genitive des Heimatlands des Heimatlandes der Heimatländer
Dative dem Heimatland dem Heimatlande den Heimatländern
Akkusative das Heimatland die Heimatländer

What is the meaning of Heimatland in German?

Heimatland is defined as:

[1] Land where you born or grew up yourself

[1] Land, in dem man selbst geboren oder aufgewachsen ist

How to use Heimatland in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Heimatland with translations in English.

[1] Ich habe mein Heimatland ewig nicht mehr gesehen.

[1] I haven't seen my home country anymore

[1] „Tatsächlich stellte er sein Heimatland vor die eigene Familie.“

[1] "In fact, he put his home country in front of his own family"

[1] „Die meisten Türken der ersten Generation wollen in ihrem Heimatland begraben werden.“

[1] "Most Turks of the first generation want to be buried in their home country"

[1] „Arthur Droëge befürchtete angesichts der Meldungen über einen möglichen Krieg zwischen Österreich und Russland, dass auch seine beiden Heimatländer in Konflikt geraten könnten.“

[1] "Arthur Droëge feared in view of the reports of a possible war between Austria and Russia that his two home countries could also conflict"

[1] „In seinem Heimatland war er als studierter Theologe, Ökonom und Landschaftsplaner leitender Angestellter einer großen Bank gewesen.“

[1] "In his home country, he had been a member of a large bank as a studied theologian, economist and landscape planner"

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