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Is it der, die oder das Bast?


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

The word Bast 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 Bast?

How does the declension of Bast 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 Bast die Baste
Genitive des Bastes der Baste
Dative dem Bast den Basten
Akkusative den Bast die Baste

What is the meaning of Bast in German?

Bast has various definitions in German:

[1] vegetable fiber tissue, which serves to braid and tie

[1] pflanzliches Fasergewebe, das dem Flechten und Binden dient

[2] Hunter language: velvety soft skin on the newly grown antlers of the deer

[2] Jägersprache: samtige weiche Haut auf dem neugewachsenen Geweih des Hirsches

How to use Bast in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bast with translations in English.

[1] Die Ureinwohner hatten die Taue der Schiffe aus Bast geflochten.

[1] The indigenous people had the ropes of the ships from bast

[2] Im Sommer ist bei manchen Hirschen der Bast am neuen Geweih zu sehen.

[2] In summer, some deer is the bast on the new antlers

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