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Is it der, die oder das Bein?


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

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

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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 Bein?

How does the declension of Bein 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 Bein die Beine
Genitive des Beins des Beines der Beine
Dative dem Bein dem Beine den Beinen
Akkusative das Bein die Beine

What is the meaning of Bein in German?

Bein has various definitions in German:

[1] Limb for walking and standing

[1] Extremität zum Laufen und Stehen

[2] Part of furniture that is used to stand on the ground / floor

[2] Teil von Möbeln, der zum Stehen auf dem Untergrund/Boden dient

[3] short for: pant leg

[3] kurz für: Hosenbein

[4] Southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland, otherwise out of date, in medicine only in compound words: bones

[4] Süddeutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, sonst veraltet, in der Medizin nur in zusammengesetzten Wörtern: Knochen

How to use Bein in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bein with translations in English.

[1] Das machen nur die Beine von Dolores.

[1] Only Dolores. legs do that

[1] Solange du deine Beine unter meinen Tisch steckst …

[1] As long as you put your legs under my table ...

[1] „Mein Blick wanderte an ihren Beinen hoch.“[3]

[1] "My gaze wandered up her legs." [3]

[1] „Die Beine zuckten, und die Arme konnten nicht mehr festhalten.“[4]

[1] "The legs twitched and the arms could no longer hold on ." [4]

[1] „Dann stemmte Dwayne sein Bein wieder zusätzlich an die Wand.“[5]

[1] "Then Dwayne also braced his leg against the wall again" [5]

[2] Der Tisch hat vier Beine.

[2] The table has four legs.

[3] Bei der Hose fehlt ein Bein.

[3] One leg is missing from the trousers

[4] Die Würfel waren aus Bein gefertigt.

[4] The cubes were made of bone.

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Pictures or photos of Bein

[1] Beine einer Frau
[1] Beine einer Frau

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