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Is it der, die oder das Bestseller?


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

The word Bestseller 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 Bestseller?

How does the declension of Bestseller 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 Bestseller die Bestseller
Genitive des Bestsellers der Bestseller
Dative dem Bestseller den Bestsellern
Akkusative den Bestseller die Bestseller

What is the meaning of Bestseller in German?

Bestseller is defined as:

[1] Product that is sold a lot and (for books) in bestseller lists

[1] Produkt, das sehr viel verkauft wird und (bei Büchern) in Bestsellerlisten erscheint

How to use Bestseller in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bestseller with translations in English.

[1] In einer großen Buchhandlung finde ich viele Bestseller.

[1] In a large bookstore I find many bestsellers

[1] „Etablierte Bestseller wie Q5 (2016) und Q7 (bereits 2014) erhalten Nachfolger, Lücken im Q-Programm werden mit neuen Modellen aufgefüllt.“

[1] "Established bestsellers such as Q5 (2016) and Q7 (already 2014) receive successors, gaps in the Q program are filled with new models"

[1] „Frankreichbücher sind in Deutschland immer wieder Bestseller geworden.“

[1] "France books have always become bestsellers in Germany"

[1] „Und anders als die Berichte von Afrikareisenden wie Mungo Park wird sein Werk kein Bestseller.“

[1] "And unlike the reports of Africa travelers like Mungo Park, his work will not be a bestseller" "

[1] „Der Titel selbst kam nie auch nur in die Nähe eines Bestsellers.“

[1] "The title itself never came close to a bestseller" "

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