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Is it der, die oder das Blume?


The correct article in German of Blume is die. So it is die Blume! (nominative case)

The word Blume is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Blume?

How does the declension of Blume 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 die Blume die Blumen
Genitive der Blume der Blumen
Dative der Blume den Blumen
Akkusative die Blume die Blumen

What is the meaning of Blume in German?

Blume has various definitions in German:

[1] Botany: flowering plant

[1] Botanik: blühende Pflanze

[2] Head of foam on a filled beer glass

[2] Schaumkrone auf einem gefüllten Bierglas

[3] Hunter's language: tail of a hare or rabbit

[3] Jägersprache: Schwanz eines Hasen oder eines Kaninchens

[4] typical smell of a wine

[4] typischer Geruch eines Weines

[5] general for: green plant (also non-blooming)

[5] allgemein für: Grünpflanze (auch nicht blühende)

How to use Blume in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Blume with translations in English.

[1] Eine schöne Blume, die du da gepflückt hast.

[1] A beautiful flower that you picked there.

[1] „Blumen produzieren Pollenkörner. Sie sind klein und leicht und einige von ihnen so geformt, dass sie über lange Entfernungen durch die Luft treiben können.“[2]

[1] "Flowers produce pollen grains. They are small and light, and some of them are shaped so that they can drift through the air over long distances." [2]

[2] Je größer die Blume, desto mehr ist die Verdienstspanne des Wirtes.

[2] The larger the flower, the greater the host's profit margin

[3] Vom Hasen war nur noch die verschwindende Blume zu sehen.

[3] Only the disappearing flower of the hare could be seen

[4] Dieser Wein hat eine feine, rebsortentypische Blume.

[4] This wine has a fine flower, which is typical of the grape variety

[5] So mancher Pflanzenfreund spricht mit seinen Blumen, wenn er sie gießt.

[5] Many a plant fanatic speaks to his flowers when he is watering them

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