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Is it der, die oder das Bann?


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

The word Bann 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 Bann?

How does the declension of Bann 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 Bann die Banne
Genitive des Banns des Bannes der Banne
Dative dem Bann dem Banne den Bannen
Akkusative den Bann die Banne

What is the meaning of Bann in German?

Bann has various definitions in German:

[1] Extension of a person or a group from a community, especially from the church

[1] Ausweisung einer Person oder einer Gruppe aus einer Gemeinschaft, insbesondere aus der Kirche

[2] particularly Swiss: a certain area, a district

[2] besonders schweizerisch: ein bestimmtes Gebiet, eine Gemarkung

[3] Magic force

[3] magische Kraft

[4] In the period of National Socialism, a structure of the Hitler Youth and in the SS

[4] in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus eine Gliederungseinheit der Hitlerjugend und in der SS

How to use Bann in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bann with translations in English.

[1] „Tasso: […] Ich eile fort! / Nach Napel will ich bald! // Prinzessinn: Darfst du es wagen? / Noch ist der strenge Bann nicht aufgehoben, / Der dich zugleich mit deinem Vater traf“

[1] “Tasso: […] I hurry to continue / to Napel soon! // Princess: If you are allowed to wagons / still the strict spell is not lifted / who met you at the same time with your father "

[1] „Die orthodoxen Rabbiner sahen im Chassidismus eine gefährliche Irrlehre, die sie in theologischen Schriften und durch innergemeindliche Zwangsmittel wie den Bann zu bekämpfen versuchten.“

[1] "The Orthodox rabbi saw in chassidism a dangerous fabric that they tried to combat in theological writings and through interior constraints such as the spell"



[3] Er brach den Bann des Schweigens.

[3] He broke the spell of the silence

[3] „Egon Stirner hielt in dieser Nacht Regina Rosenow so vollständig in seinem Bann, daß sie gegen alle die Herren, die ihr huldigend nahten, fast schroff abweisend war.“

[3] "Egon Stirner kept Regina Rosenow so completely in his spell that night that they were almost shockingly repellent against all the gentlemen who gathered their homage to their homage"



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