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Is it der, die oder das Bischof?


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

The word Bischof is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Bischof?

How does the declension of Bischof 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 Bischof die Bischöfe
Genitive des Bischofs der Bischöfe
Dative dem Bischof den Bischöfen
Akkusative den Bischof die Bischöfe

What is the meaning of Bischof in German?

Bischof is defined as:

[1] Christianity: Church dignitaries in some denominations that mostly has the spiritual and administrative direction of a certain area (its diocese)

[1] Christentum: kirchlicher Würdenträger in einigen Konfessionen, der meist die geistliche und administrative Leitung eines bestimmten Gebietes hat (seines Bistums)

How to use Bischof in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bischof with translations in English.

[1] Heute wird der Gottesdienst vom Bischof gehalten.

[1] Today the service is held by the bishop

[1] „In der Stimme des Konservators schwingt echte Anerkennung für den mittelalterlichen Bischof Azelin mit.“

[1] "In the voice of the conservator, real recognition for the medieval bishop Azelin Mitä"

[1] „Nachdem hier Geistliche nicht mehr für das Kirchenamt geweiht wurden, empfahlen Kapitulare ausgewählte Geistliche Kapiteln oder Bischöfen zur Verleihung von Pfründen.“

[1] "After clergymen were no longer consecrated for the church office, capitulars recommended selected spiritual chapters or bishops for the awarding of Pfründä" "

[1] „Um eine solche Erklärung herbeizuführen, richtete sie es so ein, dass die jungen Leute vor dem Hochamt beim Bischof zusammenkamen.“

[1] "In order to bring about such an explanation, she set it up in such a way that the young people came together in front of the high mass at the bishop"

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Pictures or photos of Bischof

[1] ein katholischer Bischof
[1] ein katholischer Bischof

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