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Is it der, die oder das Bernstein?


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

The word Bernstein 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 Bernstein?

How does the declension of Bernstein 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 Bernstein die Bernsteine
Genitive des Bernsteines des Bernsteins der Bernsteine
Dative dem Bernstein dem Bernsteine den Bernsteinen
Akkusative den Bernstein die Bernsteine

What is the meaning of Bernstein in German?

Bernstein is defined as:

[1] Fossil's Harce is used as a jewelry stone

[1] fossiles Harz; findet als Schmuckstein Verwendung

How to use Bernstein in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bernstein with translations in English.

[1] Dieser Bernstein ist einige Millionen Jahre alt.

[1] This amber is a few million years old

[1] „Als ich das gehört hatte, wollte ich unbedingt auch einen ganz großen Bernstein finden, und es verging kein Strandbesuch, an dem ich nicht nach einem solchen Exemplar gesucht hätte.“

[1] "When I heard that, I really wanted to find a very big amber, and there was no beach visit that I hadn't searched for such a copy"

[1] „Der ein Dichter des Absonderlichen werden sollte, wurde in Königsberg im Land des Bernsteins geboren.“

[1] "Who should become a poet of the strange person was born in Königsberg in the land of amber" "

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