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Is it der, die oder das Bon?


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

The word Bon 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 Bon?

How does the declension of Bon 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 Bon die Bons
Genitive des Bons der Bons
Dative dem Bon den Bons
Akkusative den Bon die Bons

What is the meaning of Bon in German?

Bon has various definitions in German:

[1] In the broader sense: receipt of payment of a cash register

[1] im weiteren Sinne: Zahlungsbeleg einer Registrierkasse

[2] Original meaning: voucher for a goods (a good) or a service

[2] ursprüngliche Bedeutung: Gutschein für eine Ware (ein Gut) oder eine Dienstleistung

How to use Bon in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bon with translations in English.

[1] Umtausch oder Erstattung gibt es nur gegen Vorlage des Bons.

[1] Exchange or reimbursement is only available against the submission of the Bonsä

[2] Gegen Vorlage des Bons erhalten sie das Pfand zurück.

[2] You will receive the deposit back on the presentation of the bon

[2] „Sendler ging die Bons durch, jetzt wusste er, wie er den Frühstückswagen vorzubereiten hatte.“[3]

[2] "Sendler went through the BONS, now he knew how to prepare the breakfast car" [3]

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