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Is it der, die oder das Blödsinn?


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

The word Blödsinn 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 Blödsinn?

How does the declension of Blödsinn 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 Blödsinn
Genitive des Blödsinnes des Blödsinns
Dative dem Blödsinn
Akkusative den Blödsinn

What is the meaning of Blödsinn in German?

Blödsinn has various definitions in German:

[1] nonsensical idea; incredible statement

[1] Quatsch; unsinnige Idee; unglaubhafte Aussage

[2] Annoying action

[2] störende Handlung

How to use Blödsinn in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Blödsinn with translations in English.

[1] Was du da sagst, ist der totale Blödsinn!

[1] What you say is the total nonsense

[1] „Deshalb nützen wir jede Gelegenheit dazu, und unmittelbar, hart, ohne Übergang steht neben dem Grauen der Blödsinn.''

[1] “That is why we use every opportunity to do so, and immediately, hard, without a transition stands next to the horror of the nonsense ''

[1] „Der Blödsinn, den Grenfeld von sich gab, war einzig und allein seinem schlechten Gewissen geschuldet.“

[1] "The nonsense that Grenfeld made of itself was solely due to his guilty conscience"

[1] „Vor allem waren die beiden auch geduldige Zuhörer und froh darüber, dass ich sie überall mit hinnahm und wir zusammen viel Blödsinn machen konnten.“

[1] "Above all, the two were also patient listeners and glad that I accepted them everywhere and that we could do a lot of nonsense together"

[2] Hör auf mit dem Blödsinn! Siehst du nicht, dass ich arbeite?

[2] Stop with the nonsense you don't see that I work

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