River Rhine is male

Did you know that River Rhine is nicknamed “father Rhine”?

In Germany it is “der Rhein” which means that River Rhine is male. The German language knows three words, one for each gender (der, die, das – male, female, neuter) for which the English only need their “the”. By the way: all other major rivers in Germany like River Mosel (die Mosel), River Elbe, River Oder, River Danube and so on are female. So River Rhine is in fact something very special. And not only concerning the gender. I wonder why this has not been utilized in marketing in the past…

Ol’ male Rhine…

Well, to be precise, River Main (most important city it goes along is Frankfurt) is also male… But I think that is it…

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