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Is it der, die oder das Bern?

The article is needed if "Bern" in a certain quality, at a certain point in time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. normally, no article is used.

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 Bern?

How does the declension of Bern 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) Bern
Genitive (des Bern) (des Berns) Berns
Dative (dem) Bern
Akkusative (das) Bern

What is the meaning of Bern in German?

Bern has various definitions in German:

[1] City in Switzerland's Federal City of Switzerland

[1] Stadt in der Schweiz; Bundesstadt der Schweiz

[2] Swiss canton

[2] Schweizer Kanton

[3] Outdated: Veroncania City in Italy

[3] veraltet: Verona; Stadt in Italien

How to use Bern in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bern with translations in English.

[1] Die BernShow bringt Ihnen die Geschichte von Bern in multivisuellen Bildern näher und zeigt das moderne Bern in all seinen Facetten.

[1] The Bernshow brings you closer to the history of Bern in multivisual pictures and shows modern Bern in all its facets

[1] Nach Art. 32 des Bundesgesetzes über die Bundesversammlung vom 13. Dezember 2002 versammelt sich die Bundesversammlung in Bern. Gemäss Art. 58 des Regierungs- und Verwaltungsorganisationsgesetzes vom 21. März 1997 ist die Stadt Bern Amtssitz des Bundesrates, der Departemente und der Bundeskanzlei.

[1] According to Article 32 of the Federal Act on the Federal Assembly of December 13, 2002, the Federal Assembly in Bern gathers. According to Art. 58 of the Government and Administrative Organization Act of March 21, 1997, the city of Bern is the official seat of the Federal Council, the Department and the Federal Chancellery.

[2] Jede siebte Schweizerin und jeder siebte Schweizer lebt im Kanton Bern: Mit 13% der schweizerischen Bevölkerung ist Bern damit der zweitgrösste Kanton nach Zürich.

Every seventh Swiss and every seventh Swiss lives in the canton of Bern: with 13% of the Swiss population, Bern is the second largest canton in Zurich

[3] Bern ist der veraltete Name der italienischen Stadt Verona.

[3] Bern is the outdated name of the Italian city of Veronia

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