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Is it der, die oder das Bonmot?


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

The word Bonmot 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 Bonmot?

How does the declension of Bonmot 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 Bonmot die Bonmots
Genitive des Bonmots der Bonmots
Dative dem Bonmot den Bonmots
Akkusative das Bonmot die Bonmots

What is the meaning of Bonmot in German?

Bonmot is defined as:

[1] raised: witty, apt remark or saying that usually serves the entertainment

[1] gehoben: geistreiche, treffende Bemerkung oder Ausspruch, der meist der Unterhaltung dient

How to use Bonmot in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bonmot with translations in English.

[1] „Diese Hochschulen zu erneuern, so lautete ein Bonmot, sei so schwierig, wie einen Friedhof zu verlegen und dabei auf die Mitarbeit der Belegschaft zu setzen.“

[1] "Renew these universities, that was a bon mot, was as difficult as to lay a cemetery and put it on the cooperation of the workforce"

[1] Das geistreiche Bonmot ist Raabs Stärke nicht – wenn seine Witze zünden, waren sie gut vorbereitet.

[1] The witty bon mot is not Raab's strength - if his jokes ignite, they were well prepared

[1] „Damals ging gerade Jermolows später so bekannt gewordenes Bonmot von Mund zu Munde, er wolle sich vom Kaiser nur eine Gnade ausbitten, nämlich Beförderung zum Deutschen.“

[1] "At that time, Jermolow's bon mot of mouth to mouth, in particular, went to mouth that he became known to be so well known, he wanted to issue only a mercy from the emperor, namely promotion to the German" "

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