map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Ballon?


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

The word Ballon 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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.





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 Ballon?

How does the declension of Ballon 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 der Ballon die Ballons die Ballone
Genitive des Ballons der Ballons der Ballone
Dative dem Ballon den Ballons den Ballonen
Akkusative den Ballon die Ballons die Ballone

What is the meaning of Ballon in German?

Ballon has various definitions in German:

[1] rubber envelope that can be inflated with air or helium

[1] Gummihülle, die mit Luft oder Helium aufgeblasen werden kann

[2] Plan from balloons that - filled with hot air - rises in the air together with a basket on it

[2] Plane aus Ballonseide, die sich – mit Heißluft gefüllt – mitsamt einem an ihr befindlichen Korb in die Luft erhebt

[3] A large bottle in a basket

[3] eine große, in einem Korb befindliche Flasche

[4] colloquially: head

[4] umgangssprachlich: Kopf

How to use Ballon in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ballon with translations in English.

[1] Die Ballons wurden ganz allein von mir aufgeblasen. Alle Ballons stiegen in den Himmel.

[1] The balloons were alleged by me all the balloons climbed into the sky.

[1] Reparieren einer verstopften Arterie heißt: Die verstopfte Arterie mit einem kleinen Ballon aufdehnen.

[1] Repairing a blocked artery means: The blocked artery with a small balloon

[2] Die Abenteurer unternahmen die Reise um die Welt in einem Ballon.

[2] The adventurers went on the journey around the world in a balloon

[2] „Der Ballon war noch nicht fertig.“

[2] "The balloon was not yet finished"

[3] In der Abseite steht seit Jahren ein Ballon mit Apfelwein.

[3] There has been a balloon with an apple wine for years

[4] Als die Mutter sie ertappte, bekam sie so einen Ballon und wollte am liebsten im Erdboden verschwinden.

[4] When the mother caught her, she got such a balloon and wanted to disappear in the ground

How do you pronounce Ballon?


Pictures or photos of Ballon

[1] Eine dekorative Ballonreihe aus Partyballons
[1] Eine dekorative Ballonreihe aus Partyballons
[2] Die Erwärmung der Luft eines Heißluftballons
[2] Die Erwärmung der Luft eines Heißluftballons

The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.