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Is it der, die oder das Bündnis?


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

The word Bündnis 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 Bündnis?

How does the declension of Bündnis 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 Bündnis die Bündnisse
Genitive des Bündnisses der Bündnisse
Dative dem Bündnis dem Bündnisse den Bündnissen
Akkusative das Bündnis die Bündnisse

What is the meaning of Bündnis in German?

Bündnis is defined as:

[1] Association of several parties / parliamentary groups / people who pursue a common goal

[1] Zusammenschluss von mehreren Parteien/Fraktionen/Personen, die ein gemeinsames Ziel verfolgen

How to use Bündnis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bündnis with translations in English.

[1] Vorerst zögern sie noch, das geplante Bündnis einzugehen.

[1] For the time being they are still hesitant to enter into the planned alliance.

[1] „Die erste Wahl im neuen Staat gewinnt allerdings ein Bündnis aus Parteien, die mehrheitlich von Buren dominiert werden.“[2]

[1] "The first election in the new state, however, wins an alliance of parties that are mostly dominated by Boers." [2]

[1] „Das Bündnis mit Preussen, die Verräterei Oesterreichs, der neue Triumph Bonapartes, die Cour und die Parade und die morgige Audienz beim Kaiser Franz erfüllten seine Gedanken.“[3]

[1] "The alliance with Prussia, the betrayal of Austria, the new triumph of Bonaparte, the Cour and the parade and tomorrow's audience with Emperor Franz fulfilled his thoughts" [3]

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