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Is it der, die oder das Biennale?


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

The word Biennale 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 Biennale?

How does the declension of Biennale 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 Biennale die Biennalen
Genitive der Biennale der Biennalen
Dative der Biennale den Biennalen
Akkusative die Biennale die Biennalen

What is the meaning of Biennale in German?

Biennale is defined as:

[1] Exhibition or look every two years (especially visual arts and films)

[1] alle zwei Jahre stattfindende Ausstellung oder Schau (besonders bildende Kunst und Film)

How to use Biennale in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Biennale with translations in English.

[1] Zur diesjährigen Biennale werden wieder einige Prominente aus aller Welt erwartet.

[1] For this year's Biennale, some celebrities from all over the world are expected again

[1] „Die Geschichte von der Maus mit den roten Strümpfen stand auf der Auswahlliste zum Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis und wurde mit der Goldenen Plakette der Biennale der Illustratoren 1979 in Bratislava ausgezeichnet.“

[1] "The story of the mouse with the red stockings was on the selection list for the German Youth Literature Prize and was awarded the golden badge of the Biennale of Illustrators in 1979 in Bratislava"

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