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Is it der, die oder das Biss?


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

The word Biss 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 Biss?

How does the declension of Biss 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 Biss die Bisse
Genitive des Bisses der Bisse
Dative dem Biss dem Bisse den Bissen
Akkusative den Biss die Bisse

What is the meaning of Biss in German?

Biss has various definitions in German:

[1] The process of biting

[1] der Vorgang des Beißens

[2] Wound, wound times that arose by biting

[2] Wundstelle, Wundmal, die durch das Beißen entstanden ist

[3] Lifted, pictorial: a stinging pain

[3] gehoben, bildlich: ein stechender Schmerz

[4] Translated, colloquially used without an article: direct, gripping way or attitude that can also be hurtful

[4] übertragen, umgangssprachlich, ohne Artikel verwendet: direkte, zupackende Art oder Haltung, die auch verletzend wirken kann

[5] Translated, colloquially used without an article: readiness for full use

[5] übertragen, umgangssprachlich, ohne Artikel verwendet: Bereitschaft zum vollen Einsatz

How to use Biss in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Biss with translations in English.

[1] Der Biss des Hundes tat sehr weh.

[1] The bite of the dog did a lot

[1] „Bitte senden Sie mir eine Liste aller Ärzte in Australien, die Gegengift gegen den Biss von Klapperschlangen vorrätig haben.“

[1] "Please send me a list of all doctors in Australia that have the antidote against the bite of rattling snakes"

[2] Hier kannst du den Biss immer noch gut sehen, obwohl er schon eine Woche alt ist.

[2] Here you can still see the bite well, even though he is already a week old

[2] Der Biss hatte sich dann relativ schnell entzündet.

[2] The bite had then inflamed relatively quickly

[3] Der Biss, den sie in ihrem Gewissen verspürte, brachte auch ein leichtes Ekelgefühl mit sich, das sich langsam in ihrem ganzen Körper ausbreitete.

[3] The bite, which she felt in her conscience, also brought with it a slight feeling of disgust, which is slowly spreading throughout her body

[4] Der von ihm erzählte Witz hatte echt Biss! Ich verstehe, wenn sich jemand angegriffen fühlte.

[4] The joke told by him had real bite I understand when someone feels attacked

[5] Der Spieler ist kaum zu gebrauchen, denn er spielt ohne Biss.

[5] The player is hard to use because he plays without a bite

[5] Der Junge hat einfach Biss, aus dem wird mal was, das ist schon jetzt klar.

[5] The boy just has a bit, it becomes something, that's already clear

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