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  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪ̯

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die Türkei f (proper noun, usually definite, definite genitive der Türkei)

  1. Turkey (a country in Western Asia and Southeast Europe)
    Die Türkei befindet sich sowohl in Asien als auch in Europa.
    Turkey is located in both Asia and Europe.
    Viele Bewohner Deutschlands stammen aus der Türkei.
    Lots of residents of Germany are from Turkey.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike most German names of countries (which are usually neuter), Türkei is feminine and takes the definite article die.
  • Very occasionally, Türkei occurs without a definite article; in such cases a genitive Türkeis may occur.


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