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Is it der, die oder das Bodensee?


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

The word Bodensee 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 Bodensee?

How does the declension of Bodensee 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 Bodensee
Genitive des Bodensees
Dative dem Bodensee
Akkusative den Bodensee

What is the meaning of Bodensee in German?

Bodensee is defined as:

[1] A lake in southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria

[1] ein See in Süddeutschland, der Schweiz und Österreich

How to use Bodensee in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bodensee with translations in English.

[1] Am Bodensee liegen Deutschland, die Schweiz und Österreich.

[1] Lake Constance Germany, Switzerland and Austria

[1] „Während im übrigen Land noch winterliches Schmuddelwetter herrscht, ist es am Bodensee schon frühlingshaft mild.“[4]

[1] "While in the rest of the country is still winter shroud weather, it is already Spring mild at Lake Constance" [4]

[1] „Denkmal für die gefallenen Luftschiffer: Am 1. Juli 1900 wagte Graf Zeppelin den ersten Flug mit dem nach ihm benannten Fluggerät über den Bodensee.“[5]

[1] "Monument to the fallen airship: On the 1st of July 1900, Count Zeppelin dared the first flight with the aircraft named after him on Lake Constance." [5]

How do you pronounce Bodensee?

Bodensee (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Bodensee

[1] Satellitenaufnahme des Bodensees
[1] Satellitenaufnahme des Bodensees
[1] Blick auf den Bodensee
[1] Blick auf den Bodensee

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