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Is it der, die oder das Boden?


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

The word Boden is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Boden?

How does the declension of Boden 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 Boden die Böden
Genitive des Bodens der Böden
Dative dem Boden den Böden
Akkusative den Boden die Böden

What is the meaning of Boden in German?

Boden has various definitions in German:

[1] The earth's surface

[1] die Erdoberfläche

[2] Geology: The top layer of the earth's crust

[2] Geologie: die oberste Schicht der Erdkruste

[3] Lower closure of a vessel

[3] unterer Abschluss eines Gefäßes

[4] Eastern East Central German, North German, short for: attic

[4] besonders ostmitteldeutsch, norddeutsch, kurz für: Dachboden

[5] Soil or floor

[5] Erdboden oder Fußboden

[6] Without plural: area, possession

[6] ohne Plural: Gebiet, Besitz

[7] Without plural: basis, basis

[7] ohne Plural: Grundlage, Basis

[8] Gastronomy, short for: cake floor

[8] Gastronomie, kurz für: Tortenboden

How to use Boden in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Boden with translations in English.

[1] Die Tasse fiel auf den Boden.

[1] The cup fell on the Floor

[2] Die Böden sind in verschiedenen Klimazonen ganz unterschiedlich.

[2] The floors are different in different climatic zones

[2] „Der Boden ist ein wichtiger Teil der Biosphäre an Land, weil die meisten Pflanzen ihn für ihr Wachstum brauchen.“[2]

[2] "The ground is an important part of the biosphere on land because most plants need him for their growth" [2]

[3] Der Eimer hat ein Loch im Boden.

[3] The bucket has a hole in the Floor

[4] Ich hole mal eben etwas vom Boden.

[4] I just get something from the Floor

[4] Der Weihnachtsschmuck liegt auf dem Boden.

[4] The Christmas decorations lies on the Floor

[5] Ich muss noch den Boden wischen.

[5] I still have to wipe the ground





[8] Mutter backt die besten Böden.

[8] Mother bakes the best floors

[8] Oma hat den Boden mit Erdbeeren belegt.

[8] Grandma has proven the floor with strawberries

How do you pronounce Boden?

Boden (Österreich)

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