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Is it der, die oder das Backofen?


The correct article in German of Backofen is der. So it is der Backofen! (nominative case)

The word Backofen is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Backofen?

How does the declension of Backofen 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 der Backofen die Backöfen
Genitive des Backofens der Backöfen
Dative dem Backofen den Backöfen
Akkusative den Backofen die Backöfen

What is the meaning of Backofen in German?

Backofen is defined as:

[1] Large household appliance that generates high levels of heat to heat food

[1] großes Haushaltsgerät, in dem starke Hitze erzeugt wird, um Essen zu erhitzen

How to use Backofen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Backofen with translations in English.

[1] Der Braten muss jetzt zehn Minuten im Backofen bleiben.

[1] The roast must now stay in the oven for ten minutes

[1] „Auf dieser Wiese ging es [das Mädchen] fort und kam zu einem Backofen, der war voller Brot; das Brot aber rief: ‚Ach, zieh mich raus, zieh mich raus, sonst verbrenn ich. Ich bin schon längst ausgebacken.‘ “[1]

[1] “In this meadow [the girl] went away and came to an oven that was full of bread, but the bread cried: 'Oh, pull me out, pull me out, otherwise I'll burn up. I am

[1] „Anschliessend gehts in den auf 100 Grad vorgeheizten Backofen.“[2]

[1] "Then it goes into the oven preheated to 100 degrees ." [2]

[1] „Alles war für das Festessen vorbereitet, das Tier getötet, ausgenommen und bratfertig, als wir feststellten, dass der Backofen zu klein war für den imposanten Fisch.“[3]

[1] “Everything was prepared for the feast, the animal was killed, gutted and ready to roast when we discovered that the oven was too small for the imposing fish” [3]

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Pictures or photos of Backofen

[1] Blick in einen traditionellen Backofen, der mit Holz befeuert wird
[1] Blick in einen traditionellen Backofen, der mit Holz befeuert wird

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