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Is it der, die oder das Bologna?

The article is needed if "Bologna" in a certain quality, at a certain time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. normally, no article is used.

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 Bologna?

How does the declension of Bologna 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) Bologna
Genitive (des Bologna) (des Bolognas) Bolognas
Dative (dem) Bologna
Akkusative (das) Bologna

What is the meaning of Bologna in German?

Bologna is defined as:

[1] City, capital of the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna

[1] Stadt, Hauptstadt der italienischen Region Emilia-Romagna

How to use Bologna in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bologna with translations in English.

[1] Wir fahren nach Bologna!

[1] We drive to Bolognaää

[1] Das mittelalterliche Bologna spielte in der Geschichte eine bedeutende Rolle.

[1] Medieval Bologna played an important role in history

[1] Ich bin in Bologna geboren.

[1] I was born in Bologna

[1] Ich habe in Bologna meinen Urlaub verbracht.

[1] I spent my vacation in Bologna

[1] Nach Bologna führen viele Wege.

[1] According to Bologna, many paths lead

[1] „Ich hielte mich nur einen Tag in Ancona auf, um dem Bankier meinen Kreditbrief zu präsentieren und mir einen neuen für Bologna ausstellen zu lassen.“

[1] "I only stayed in Ancona for a day to present my credit letter to the banker and to have a new one for Bologna"

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