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Is it der, die oder das Bildnis?


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

The word Bildnis 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 Bildnis?

How does the declension of Bildnis 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 Bildnis die Bildnisse
Genitive des Bildnisses der Bildnisse
Dative dem Bildnis dem Bildnisse den Bildnissen
Akkusative das Bildnis die Bildnisse

What is the meaning of Bildnis in German?

Bildnis is defined as:

[1] Figure design of a person (or God)

[1] bildliche Gestaltung eines Menschen (oder Gottes)

How to use Bildnis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bildnis with translations in English.

[1] „Der Verfasser der Bibel war Gott. Beide sind als mythologische Autoren gekennzeichnet: Homer konnte nicht sehen; Gott durfte man nicht ansehen - es war verboten, sich von ihm ein Bildnis zu machen.“

[1] "The author of the Bible was Gotte Both are characterized as mythological authors: Homer could not see seeing God - one could not see - it was forbidden to make a portrait of him."

[1] „Joachim Deschler […] kam 1543 in Kontakt zu Erzherzog Maximilian und 1548 zu Maximilians Vater König Ferdinand, dessen Bildnis er in Stein schnitt.“

[1] "Joachim Deschler […] came into contact with Archduke Maximilian in 1543 and Maximilian's father King Ferdinand in 1548, whose portrait he in Stein Red" "

[1] „Im Residenzschloss in Ludwigsburg war das Bildnis noch knapp ein Jahrhundert nach seiner Entstehung zu sehen.“

[1] "In the Residenzschloss in Ludwigsburg, the portrait was almost a century after its creation"

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Pictures or photos of Bildnis

[1] Die Mona Lisa: Ein Bildnis, angefertigt von Leonardo da Vinci
[1] Die Mona Lisa: Ein Bildnis, angefertigt von Leonardo da Vinci

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