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Is it der, die oder das Ostsee?


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

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

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 Ostsee?

How does the declension of Ostsee 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 Ostsee
Genitive der Ostsee
Dative der Ostsee
Akkusative die Ostsee

What is the meaning of Ostsee in German?

Ostsee is defined as:

[1] Geography: the sea between Central Europe, Northern Europe and Eastern Europe

[1] Geografie: das Meer zwischen Mitteleuropa, Nordeuropa und Osteuropa

How to use Ostsee in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ostsee with translations in English.

[1] Die Ostsee wird spät im Jahr warm.

[1] The Baltic Sea will be warm at late a year

[1] Unseren letzten Urlaub verbrachten wir an der Ostsee.

[1] We spent our last vacation at the Baltic Sea.

[1] Das Lagerfeuer an der Ostsee erlosch erst am frühen Morgen.

[1] The campfire on the Baltic Sea erless only in the early morning

[1] „Die Recknitz trug später beim Vordringen der Ostsee auch zur Füllung der Boddenkette bei und ist auch heute noch ihr bedeutenster Binnenzufluß.“[1]

[1] "The Recknitz also contributed to the filling of the bodden chain later in the penetration of the Baltic Sea and is still its most important inland influence" [1]

[1] „An der Ostsee gab es keine Sirenen und keine Bomben.“[2]

[1] "There were no sirens and no bombings on the Baltic Sea" [2]

How do you pronounce Ostsee?

Ostsee (Österreich)

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