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Is it der, die oder das Bebbi?


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

The word Bebbi 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 Bebbi?

How does the declension of Bebbi 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 Bebbi die Bebbi
Genitive des Bebbis der Bebbis
Dative dem Bebbi den Bebbi
Akkusative den Bebbi die Bebbi

What is the meaning of Bebbi in German?

Bebbi has various definitions in German:

[1] A person from Basel (Switzerland)

[1] eine Person aus Basel (Schweiz)

[2] In the plural: The players of the FC Basel football club

[2] im Plural: die Spieler des Fussballvereins FC Basel

How to use Bebbi in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bebbi with translations in English.

[1] «‹Bebbi› ist in Basel ein allgemein bekannter Begriff und fest verankert im Wortschatz eines jeden richtigen Bebbi. Bebbisagg, Basler Bebbi, Fuessballbebbi…der Begriff steht im Dialekt sonnenklar für ‹Basler›».

[1] «‹Bbi› is a well -known term and firmly anchored in Basel in the vocabulary of every real Bebbiian Bebisagg, Basler Bebbi, Fuessballbebbi… The term is in the Sonnenklar dialect for‹ Basler ›».

[1] „Wenn der Bebbi, so nennt der Basler sich selbst, wenn der Bebbi etwas richtig lieb gewonnen hat, dann schrumpft er es auf die Verkleinerungsform und hängt ein -li an.“

[1] "If the Bebbi, the Basler calls itself when the Bebbi has won something really nice, then he shrinks it on the shape of the reduction and hangs a -Li ana"

[2] «Setzen sich die Bebbi dennoch durch, würden sie den FC Thun und den FC Zürich wieder überholen und sich auf Rang 2 vorschieben.»

[2] «The Bebbi still prevailed, they would overtake FC Thun and FC Zurich again and push in second place»

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