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Is it der, die oder das Bettzeug?


The correct article in German of Bettzeug is das. So it is das Bettzeug! (nominative case)

The word Bettzeug is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Bettzeug?

How does the declension of Bettzeug 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 Bettzeug
Genitive des Bettzeuges des Bettzeugs
Dative dem Bettzeug dem Bettzeuge
Akkusative das Bettzeug

What is the meaning of Bettzeug in German?

Bettzeug is defined as:

[1] fabric, with the ceiling, mattress and headpads are covered in bed

[1] Stoff, mit dem Decke, Matratze und Kopfpolster im Bett überzogen werden

How to use Bettzeug in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bettzeug with translations in English.

[1] Aber gut - ich ließ ihn weiter schlafen, eilte zu meinem Termin und nahm mir fest vor das Bettzeug zu wechseln - und zwar noch heute.[1]

But [1] But well - I let him sleep further, hurried to my appointment and took me firmly in front of the bedding - and still today. [1]

[1] Dann kommen noch die Kleinigkeiten: "Das Bettzeug braucht man gar nicht einpacken, weil es ohnehin nicht auf die Kingsize-Betten passt."[2]

[1] Then the little things come: "The bedding you do not need to pack because it does not fit on the king size beds anyway" [2]

[1] „Ganze Wagenzüge bewegten sich landeinwärts – gefüllt mit Bettzeug, Hausgerät und Vorräten.“[3]

[1] "Whole trolleys moved land inland - filled with bedding, home appliance and supplies" [3]

[1] „Ich legte mein eigenes Bettzeug auf die Schlafstelle, klopfte die Schubladen der Kommode aus und legte die wenigen Habseligkeiten, die ich mitnehmen wollte, hinein.“[4]

[1] "I put my own bedding on the sleeping place, knocked out the drawers of the dresser and put the few belongings I wanted to take into" [4]

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Pictures or photos of Bettzeug

[1] ein rustikales Bettzeug
[1] ein rustikales Bettzeug

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