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Is it der, die oder das Bande?


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

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

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 Bande?

How does the declension of Bande 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 Bande die Banden
Genitive der Bande der Banden
Dative der Bande den Banden
Akkusative die Bande die Banden

What is the meaning of Bande in German?

Bande has various definitions in German:

[1] Small to medium -sized, criminal group of people

[1] kleine bis mittelgroße, kriminelle Gruppe von Menschen

[2] Group of younger people who like to drive a snaplay

[2] Gruppe von jüngeren Leuten, die gerne mal Schabernack treiben

[3] Sport: Lateral limitation of a field

[3] Sport: seitliche Begrenzung eines Spielfeldes

How to use Bande in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bande with translations in English.

[1] In Los Angeles beherrschen Banden ganze Stadtviertel.

[1] In Los Angeles, bands dominate entire district

[1] „Illegaler Holzschlag ist für mexikanische Banden und Kartelle ein lukratives Geschäft.“

[1] "Illegal woodcase is a lucrative business for Mexican gangs and cartels"

[1] „Der wichtigste Schutz der Bande blieb das Geheimnis.“

[1] "The most important protection of the gang remained the secret"

[2] Wenn Peter mit seiner Bande unterwegs ist, machen die vier Lausbuben nur Unsinn.

[2] When Peter is traveling with his gang, the four Lausbuben only make nonsense

[2] „Als Anführerin einer Bande brauchte man einen klaren Kopf und musste in jeder Situation absolute Ruhe bewahren.“

[2] "As the leader of a gang, you needed a clear head and had to keep absolute calm in every situation"

[3] Vor allem beim Billard ist das Spiel über die Bande Standard.

[3] Especially when it comes to billiards, the game over the gang is standard

How do you pronounce Bande?

Bande (Österreich)
Bande (Österreich)
Bande (Österreich)

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