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Is it der, die oder das Bildchen?


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

The word Bildchen 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 Bildchen?

How does the declension of Bildchen 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative das Bildchen die Bildchen die Bilderchen
Genitive des Bildchens der Bildchen der Bilderchen
Dative dem Bildchen den Bildchen den Bilderchen
Akkusative das Bildchen die Bildchen die Bilderchen

What is the meaning of Bildchen in German?

Bildchen is defined as:

[1] Small picture

[1] kleines Bild

How to use Bildchen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bildchen with translations in English.

[1] Ich habe immer ein Bildchen meiner Frau im Portmonee.

[1] I always have a picture of my wife in the wallet

[1] „Der Bruder wollte das Bildchen an sich nehmen, aber sie hielt ihn noch zurück.“

[1] "The brother wanted to take the picture, but she kept him back"

[1] „Um die Bilderchen und ihre Goldborte herum hingen zwei dicke Immortellenkränze mit schwarzen und weißen Schleifen daran, während auf dem kleinen, niedrigen Ofen eine Vase mit Zittergras stand.“

[1] "Around the pictures and their gold braids, two thick immortelle wreaths with black and white grinds, while on the small, low oven a vase with a trembling grass" "

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