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Compound word formed from the "der Deutschen Land" (the land of the Germans); der diutschin lant in Middle High German. Deutsch is from Old High German diutisc (of the people). More at Dutchland.


  • IPA(key): [ˈdɔʏ̪tʃlant]
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  • Hyphenation: Deutsch‧land

Proper noun[edit]

Deutschland n ‎(genitive Deutschlands, no plural)

  1. Germany (country in Europe)

Usage notes[edit]

The article is used when "Deutschland" is used as a subject or object in a certain quality, e.g. referencing a certain point in time or period of time. ("Germany" behaves similarly in English: "we went to Germany" uses no article, "the Germany of our grandchildren will be different from the Germany of our grandparents" uses one.)


case singular plural
nominative (das) Deutschland
genitive (des) Deutschlands
dative (dem) Deutschland
accusative (das) Deutschland


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