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Is it der, die oder das Bluff?


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

The word Bluff 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 Bluff?

How does the declension of Bluff 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 Bluff die Bluffs
Genitive des Bluffs der Bluffs
Dative dem Bluff den Bluffs
Akkusative den Bluff die Bluffs

What is the meaning of Bluff in German?

Bluff is defined as:

[1] Behavior that is supposed to pretend the wrong facts

[1] Verhalten, das falsche Tatsachen vorgaukeln soll

How to use Bluff in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bluff with translations in English.

[1] „Der Bluff ist ein wichtiges Spielelement beim Poker.“

[1] "The bluff is an important game element at the Pokerä"

[1] „Die folgenden Bluffs taugen für alle, auch diejenigen, die von keinem professionellen Ehrgeiz gejagt werden.“

[1] "The following bluffs are good for everyone, including those who are not hunted by any professional ambition"

[1] „Es war schon deshalb ein Bluff, weil ihm die Mittel fehlten, den berühmten Rechtsanwalt zu bezahlen.“

[1] "It was a bluff because he lacked the remedies to pay the famous lawyer"

[1] „Was Perle vorhin, ohne mit der Wimper zu zucken, zugestanden hatte, es solle mit nackt Ausziehen und bloßem Andeuten sein Bewenden haben, das war gar nicht ernst gemeint, vielmehr nur Bluff gewesen, um das Opfer zu täuschen und dazu zu verleiten, überhaupt erst einmal die verlangte Stellung einzunehmen.“

[1] “What pearl had previously grown with the eyelash that it should be undressed with naked and mere hints should have it, that was not meant seriously, rather only bluff to deceive the victim and too tempted, to take the requested position in the first place "

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