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Is it der, die oder das Büchlein?


The correct article in German of Büchlein is das. So it is das Büchlein! (nominative case)

The word Büchlein is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

Finding the right gender of a noun

German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Büchlein?

How does the declension of Büchlein work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative das Büchlein die Büchlein
Genitive des Büchleins der Büchlein
Dative dem Büchlein den Büchlein
Akkusative das Büchlein die Büchlein

What is the meaning of Büchlein in German?

Büchlein is defined as:

[1] Diminutive: A small book

[1] Diminutiv: ein kleines Buch

How to use Büchlein in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Büchlein with translations in English.

[1] Er hatte immer ein Büchlein für Notizen bei sich.

[1] He always had a booklet for notes with him

[1] „Das Büchlein hat das Genre der Reiseliteratur auf den Kopf gestellt.“

[1] "The booklet turned the genre of travel literature upside down"

[1] „Doch solche Tricks waren eine kleine Erleichterung für römische Leser, die sich ja dann im zweiten, regional gegliederten Teil des Büchleins durch einen Wust bizarrer Stammes- und Ortsnamen kämpfen mussten.“

[1] "But such tricks were a little relief for Roman readers, who then had to fight in the second, regionally structured part of the book with a bizarre tribal and place name"

[1] „Jedes der Länder ist mit einer Nummer bezeichnet, und ein beigelegtes Büchlein gibt an, welche Tugend oder Untugend in diesem Staat residiert.“

[1] "Each of the countries is called a number, and an enclosed booklet indicates which virtue or virtue resides in this state"

[1] „Der folgende Redner, den ich nicht kannte, hatte mein Büchlein gelesen und äußerte sein Wohlwollen.“

[1] "The following speaker I didn't know had read my booklet and expressed his benevolence"

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