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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

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Deutschland n ‎(genitive Deutschlands)

  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.)


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