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Is it der, die oder das Bakterie?


The correct article in German of Bakterie is die. So it is die Bakterie! (nominative case)

The word Bakterie is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Bakterie?

How does the declension of Bakterie 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 die Bakterie die Bakterien
Genitive der Bakterie der Bakterien
Dative der Bakterie den Bakterien
Akkusative die Bakterie die Bakterien

What is the meaning of Bakterie in German?

Bakterie has various definitions in German:

[1] Biology: Silent, individual, prokaryotic living being without cell nucleus

[1] Biologie: sich teilendes, einzelliges, prokaryotisches Lebewesen ohne Zellkern

[2] Biology, technical language, taxonomy, only plural: one of the three domains of the current biological-taxonomic system

[2] Biologie, fachsprachlich, Taxonomie, nur Plural: eine der drei Domänen des aktuellen biologisch-taxonomischen Systems

How to use Bakterie in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bakterie with translations in English.

[1] „Ihr Körper ist voll von Bakterien, genau so wie alles andere auf der Erde. Bakterien leben in der Erde, der Luft, dem Wasser sowohl an der Außen- und Innenseite unseres Körpers.“

[1] "Your body is full of bacteria, just like everything else on earth bacteria live in the earth, the air, the water on both the outside and inside of our body."

[1] „Bakterien können genetisch so verändert werden, dass sie grundlegende logische Funktionen wie ein Computerchip ausführen können.“

[1] "Bacteria can be genetically changed so that they can carry out basic logical functions such as a computer chip"

[1] „Offene Brandwunden sind ein idealer Nährboden für Bakterien und infizieren sich oft.“

[1] "Open fire wounds are an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and often infect themselves"

[1] „Da ich mich nie an Haltestangen festhalte, der Bakterien wegen, muss ich ausbalacieren.“

[1] "Since I never stick to holding rods, because of the bacteria, I have to balances" "

[2] „Bakterien sind wie die Archaeen Prokaryoten, das bedeutet, ihre DNA ist nicht in einem vom Cytoplasma durch eine Doppelmembran abgegrenzten Zellkern enthalten wie bei Eukaryoten, sondern bei ihnen liegt die DNA wie bei allen Prokaryoten frei im Cytoplasma, und zwar zusammengedrängt in einem engen Raum, dem Nucleoid (Kernäquivalent). “

[2] "Bacteria like the archaeen are prokaryotes, which means that their DNA is not contained in a cell nucleus delimited by the cytoplasm by a double membrane, as with eukaryotes, but the DNA is free in cytoplasm as with all prokaryotes, and in common in a narrow room, the nucleoid (core equivalent) . “

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