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Is it der, die oder das Bachbett?


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

The word Bachbett 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 Bachbett?

How does the declension of Bachbett 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative das Bachbett die Bachbetten die Bachbette
Genitive des Bachbettes des Bachbetts der Bachbetten der Bachbette
Dative dem Bachbett dem Bachbette den Bachbetten den Bachbetten
Akkusative das Bachbett die Bachbetten die Bachbette

What is the meaning of Bachbett in German?

Bachbett is defined as:

[1] Natural deepening of the land surface, which is created by a river (especially a stream)

[1] natürliche Vertiefung der Landoberfläche, die von einem Fließgewässer (insbesondere einem Bach) geschaffen wird

How to use Bachbett in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bachbett with translations in English.

[1] Das Bachbett war vollkommen ausgetrocknet.

[1] The stream bed was completely dry

[1] „Die ersten paar Stunden pflügten wir durch die Wüste wie zuvor, fuhren durch ausgetrocknete Bachbetten, wichen Kamelgrasbüscheln aus und erklommen steile Felshänge.“

[1] "The first few hours plowed through the desert as before, drove out through dried up Bach beds, gave way out camel grass tufts and climbed steep rocky slings" "

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