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Is it der, die oder das Bollwerk?


The correct article in German of Bollwerk is das. So it is das Bollwerk! (nominative case)

The word Bollwerk is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Bollwerk?

How does the declension of Bollwerk 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 das Bollwerk die Bollwerke
Genitive des Bollwerkes des Bollwerks der Bollwerke
Dative dem Bollwerk dem Bollwerke den Bollwerken
Akkusative das Bollwerk die Bollwerke

What is the meaning of Bollwerk in German?

Bollwerk has various definitions in German:

[1] protective system, previously made of (wood) planks

[1] Schutzanlage, früher aus (Holz-)Bohlen errichtet

[2] Translated: A facility, organization or precaution for protection

[2] übertragen: eine Einrichtung, Organisation oder Vorsichtsmaßnahme zum Schutz

How to use Bollwerk in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bollwerk with translations in English.

[1] „Aus dem trüben Wasser des Noors ragt ein hölzernes Bollwerk, Palisaden versperren den Blick vom Wasser aus auf die dahinter liegende Stadt.“

[1] "A wooden bulwark protrudes from the cloudy water of the noor, palisades block the view from the water to the city behind"

[1] „Das mittelalterliche Bollwerk diente, wie wir bald erfuhren, als An- und Abmusterungsplatz der orientalischen Garnisonen; seine Gänge und Gewölbe waren von einer unruhigen und stets wechselnden Belegschaft erfüllt.“

[1] "The medieval bulwark, as we soon learned, served as a place of pollution and abdomen in the oriental garrisonian its corridors and vaults were fulfilled by a restless and always changing workforce"

[1] „Da stand sie, die alte Burg, die die Ritter bauen ließen als Bollwerk gegen die heidnischen Pruzzen.“

[1] "It stood, the old castle that had the knights built as a bulwark against the pagan Pruzzen" "

[1] „Bei der achten Kompagnie, die sich die Flechtwand als Bollwerk gegen Schnee und Wind aufgestellt hatte, war eine grosse Menge von Mannschaften zusammengeströmt.“

[1] "In the eighth company that the braiding wall had set up as a bulwark against snow and wind, a large amount of teams had flashed together"



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