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Is it der, die oder das Bettruhe?


The correct article in German of Bettruhe is die. So it is die Bettruhe! (nominative case)

The word Bettruhe is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Bettruhe?

How does the declension of Bettruhe 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 die Bettruhe
Genitive der Bettruhe
Dative der Bettruhe
Akkusative die Bettruhe

What is the meaning of Bettruhe in German?

Bettruhe is defined as:

[1] The condition that you are in bed all day because you are sick or weak to relax

[1] der Zustand, dass man den ganzen Tag im Bett liegt, weil man krank oder schwach ist, um sich zu erholen

How to use Bettruhe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bettruhe with translations in English.

[1] Der Arzt hat ihm Bettruhe verordnet.

[1] The doctor has bed rest prescribed

[1] Die mehr als 8600 an Schweinegrippe Erkrankten kamen zumeist mit ein paar Tagen Bettruhe und einem Schrecken davon.

[1] The more than 8,600 of pig ribs usually came away with a few days of bed rest and a horror

[1] „Nach längerer Bettruhe fällt es Eva schwer, wieder gehen zu lernen.“

[1] "After a long bed rest, Eva is difficult to learn to learn again"

[1] „Es bedurfte eines vollen Monats Bettruhe und ärztlicher Pflege, ehe er wieder hergestellt und seine sonst so schreibgewandte Hand wieder gebrauchsfähig geworden war.“

[1] "It took a full month of bed rest and medical care before restored and his otherwise so written hand had become usable again"

[1] „Der Arzt verordnete ihr sogleich strenge Bettruhe, und mein beglückendes Amt verurteilte mich, ihr stets zur Verfügung zu stehen.“

[1] "The doctor immediately prescribed her strict bed rest, and my delightful office condemned me to always be available to her"

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