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Is it der, die oder das Berner?


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

The word Berner 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 Berner?

How does the declension of Berner 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 Berner die Berner
Genitive des Berners der Berner
Dative dem Berner den Bernern
Akkusative den Berner die Berner

What is the meaning of Berner in German?

Berner has various definitions in German:

[1] A resident, resident of the city or the canton of Bern, a person born in Bern

[1] ein Einwohner, Bewohner der Stadt oder des Kantons Bern, eine in Bern geborene Person

[2] A citizen of the city or the canton of Bern

[2] ein Bürger der Stadt oder des Kantons Bern

How to use Berner in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Berner with translations in English.

[1, 2] Klaus Wildbolz ist Berner.

[1, 2] Klaus Wildbolz is Bernese

[1] Die Berner haben das neue kantonale Steuergesetz mit 86% Nein-Stimmen klar verworfen.

[1] The Bernese have the new cantonal tax law with 86% no votes rejected

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