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Is it der, die oder das Bistum?


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

The word Bistum 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 Bistum?

How does the declension of Bistum 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 Bistum die Bistümer
Genitive des Bistums der Bistümer
Dative dem Bistum den Bistümern
Akkusative das Bistum die Bistümer

What is the meaning of Bistum in German?

Bistum is defined as:

[1] Christianity: District of a Bishop

[1] Christentum: Amtsbezirk eines Bischofs

How to use Bistum in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bistum with translations in English.

[1] Der Bischof hat sein eigenes Bistum.

[1] The bishop has his own diocese

[1] „Am 1. Oktober 948 wurde auf dem Reichstage in Magdeburg das Bistum Havelberg als Suffraganbistum zunächst der Diözese Mainz, seit 968 des neu geschaffenen Erzbistums Magdeburg begründet.“

[1] "On October 1, 948, the diocese of Havelberg was first founded on the Reichstage in Magdeburg as the Suffraganbishe of the Diocese of Mainz, since 968 of the newly created Archdiocese of Magdeburg."

[1] Laut einem Medienbericht überlegt der Vatikan, das Bistum Limburg nach der Verschwendungs-Affäre um Tebartz-van Elst aufzulösen. Ein Sprecher des Bistums nannte das „reine Spekulation“.

[1] According to a media report, the Vatican is considering that the diocese of Limburg, after the waste affair around Tebartz-van Elst, a spokesman for the diocese called the "pure speculation".

[1] „Zur Regierungszeit Ludwigs des Frommen wurde auch zum ersten Mal die königliche Münzhoheit durchbrochen, indem Bistümer und Abteien das Münzrecht oftmals zusammen mit Zoll- und Marktrecht erhielten.“

[1] "During the reign of Ludwig of the pious, the royal sovereignty of coin was broken for the first time, in which dioceses and abbots often receive coin law together with customs and market law"

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