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Is it der, die oder das Bauwesen?


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

The word Bauwesen 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 Bauwesen?

How does the declension of Bauwesen 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 Bauwesen
Genitive des Bauwesens
Dative dem Bauwesen
Akkusative das Bauwesen

What is the meaning of Bauwesen in German?

Bauwesen has various definitions in German:

[1] The field that deals with the processes of creating buildings

[1] das Fachgebiet, das sich mit den Prozessen der Erstellung von Bauwerken beschäftigt

[2] The industry that deals with the creation of buildings

[2] die Branche, die sich mit der Erstellung von Bauwerken beschäftigt

How to use Bauwesen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bauwesen with translations in English.

[1] Während sich die Architektur primär mit den gestalterischen und kulturellen Aspekten des Bauens beschäftigt, behandelt das Bauwesen die konkrete Realisierung von Bauwerken und Gebäuden.

[1] While architecture primarily deals with the design and cultural aspects of building, the construction deals with the concrete implementation of buildings and buildings

[2] Das Bauwesen befindet sich in einer tiefen Krise.

[2] The building is located in a deep crisis

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