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Is it der, die oder das Bildband?


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

The word Bildband 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 Bildband?

How does the declension of Bildband 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 Bildband die Bildbände
Genitive des Bildbandes des Bildbands der Bildbände
Dative dem Bildband dem Bildbande den Bildbänden
Akkusative den Bildband die Bildbände

What is the meaning of Bildband in German?

Bildband is defined as:

[1] Book that mainly contains illustrations

[1] Buch, das hauptsächlich Abbildungen enthält

How to use Bildband in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bildband with translations in English.

[1] „In der größten Buchhandlung der Färöer kann man in einem reichhaltigen Sortiment an Büchern stöbern und bekommt Reiseführer sowie Bildbände in anderen Sprachen.“

[1] "In the largest bookstore of the Faroe Islands you can browse in a rich range of books and get travel guides and illustrated books in other language" "

[1] „Die Sammlung selbst umfaßt inzwischen mehr als 400 teils farbige Post- und Ansichtskarten des gesamten Eichsfeldes, von denen in diesem Bildband circa 130 auf Alt-Duderstadt bezogene Ansichtskarten veröffentlicht werden.“

[1] "The collection itself now comprises more than 400 colored postal and view maps of the entire Eichsfeld, of which about 130 view cards related to Alt-Duderstadt are published in this illustrated book"

[1] „Der Bildband wurde der Renner des Jahres, wenn nicht des Jahrzehnts.“

[1] "The illustrated book became the racer of the year, if not the decade"

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