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Is it der, die oder das Bataillon?


The correct article in German of Bataillon is das. So it is das Bataillon! (nominative case)

The word Bataillon is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Bataillon?

How does the declension of Bataillon 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 das Bataillon die Bataillone
Genitive des Bataillons der Bataillone
Dative dem Bataillon den Bataillonen
Akkusative das Bataillon die Bataillone

What is the meaning of Bataillon in German?

Bataillon is defined as:

[1] Military: A Association of Armed Forces, which is composed of troops from differently equipped sub -associations

[1] Militär: ein Verband von Streitkräften, der aus unterschiedlich ausgerüsteten Teilverbänden einer Truppengattung zusammengesetzt ist

How to use Bataillon in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bataillon with translations in English.

[1] Ein Bataillon wird normalerweise von einem Major oder Oberstleutnant geführt.

[1] A battalion is usually guided by a major or lieutenant colonel

[1] „Von Osten ließen nun die Franzosen neun frische Bataillone gegen die gelichteten deutschen Reihen aufmarschieren.“

[1] "From the east the French now let nine fresh battalions against the viewed German ranks" march "

[1] „Das Bataillon lag am Ufer zur Linken.“

[1] "The battalion was on the shore to the left"

[1] „Das dritte Bataillon soll die französischen Vorposten überfallen.“

[1] "The third battalion is supposed to attack the French outposts"

[1] „Die Türme von Smolensk vor Augen, biwakierte das Bataillon im Apfelgarten eines verlassenen Gutshauses.“

[1] "The towers of Smolensk in front of the eyes, the battalion in the apple garden of an abandoned manor house" breeded "

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