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Is it der, die oder das Insel?


The correct article in German of Insel is die. So it is die Insel! (nominative case)

The word Insel is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Insel?

How does the declension of Insel 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 die Insel die Inseln
Genitive der Insel der Inseln
Dative der Insel den Inseln
Akkusative die Insel die Inseln

What is the meaning of Insel in German?

Insel is defined as:

[1] Geography: piece of land completely surrounded by water that is not considered a continent

[1] Geografie: vollständig von Wasser umgebenes Stück Land, das nicht als Kontinent gilt

How to use Insel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Insel with translations in English.

[1] Guernsey ist eine Insel.

[1] Guernsey is an island.

[1] „Die Affenbrücke, die von der metallenen Einzäunung des Teichs zur Insel gespannt wurde, war die erste, die in dieser Stadt 24 Stunden überdauerte.“[3]

[1] "The monkey bridge, which was stretched from the metal fence of the pond to the island, was the first to last for 24 hours in this city." [3]

[1] „Kolumbus war überzeugt, dass er an einer kleinen Insel vor der Küste Ostasiens angelangt war, und dass die Menschen, denen er am Strand begegnete, Inder waren (weshalb die Ureinwohner bis heute als »Indios« oder »Indianer« bezeichnet werden).“[4]

[1] "Columbus was convinced that he had arrived at a small island off the coast of East Asia, and that the people he met on the beach were Indians (which is why the natives are still referred to as" Indians "or" Indians "to this day

[1] „Jamaika, eine Insel der Sonne, des Meeres. Wer denkt dabei nicht an Bob Marley, an Reggae und gute Laune?“[5]

[1] "Jamaica, an island of sun, of the sea? Who doesn't think of Bob Marley, reggae and a good mood?" [5]

[1] „Was meint ihr, wo die Insel des Glücks liege! Überall, wo Heimat ist! Überall, wo ihr wollt! Wo eure Sehnsucht Anker warf.“[6]

[1] “What do you think where the island of happiness lies? Everywhere there is home!

How do you pronounce Insel?

die Insel (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Insel

[1] Die Insel „Tresco“
[1] Die Insel „Tresco“
[1] eine isländische Insel von der Wasserperspektive
[1] eine isländische Insel von der Wasserperspektive

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