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Is it der, die oder das Bergfried?


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

The word Bergfried is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Bergfried?

How does the declension of Bergfried 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 Bergfried die Bergfriede
Genitive des Bergfrieds des Bergfriedes der Bergfriede
Dative dem Bergfried den Bergfrieden
Akkusative den Bergfried die Bergfriede

What is the meaning of Bergfried in German?

Bergfried is defined as:

[1] Architecture, Middle Ages: The inner main tower of a medieval castle intended for the last defense

[1] Architektur, Mittelalter: der für die letzte Verteidigung gedachte innere Hauptturm einer mittelalterlichen Burg

How to use Bergfried in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bergfried with translations in English.

[1] "Der Bergfried etablierte sich als ein neuer Bautyp im Verlauf des 12. Jahrhunderts und prägte von ungefähr 1180 bis in das 14. Jahrhundert hinein das Bild der mitteleuropäischen Burgenlandschaft."

[1] "The Berg fried established itself as a new type of building in the course of the 12th century and shaped the image of the Central European castle landscape from around 1180 to the 14th century."

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Pictures or photos of Bergfried

[1] Der Bergfried der Burg Hocheppan
[1] Der Bergfried der Burg Hocheppan

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