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From Middle High German Diutschlant, compound word formed from phrasings like diutsch lant n, diutsche lant n, in diutscheme lande n, ze diutischeme lande n, (in) diutschiu lant n pl. The adjective deutsch is from Middle High German diutisch, diutsch, tiutsch, tiusch, from Old High German diutisc (of the people). More at Dutchland.


  • IPA(key): [ˈdɔʏ̯t͡ʃlant]
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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.)
  • As plurals do occur Deutschland, Deutschländer and Deutschlande.


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