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Is it der, die oder das Bonn?

The article is needed if "Bonn" in a certain quality, at a certain point in time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. usually, 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 Bonn?

How does the declension of Bonn 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) Bonn
Genitive (des Bonn) (des Bonns) Bonns
Dative (dem) Bonn
Akkusative (das) Bonn

What is the meaning of Bonn in German?

Bonn is defined as:

[1] District-free city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, German federal city

[1] Kreisfreie Stadt in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland, deutsche Bundesstadt

How to use Bonn in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bonn with translations in English.

[1] In Bonn gibt es eine große Universität.

[1] There is a big university in Bonn

[1] „Mitte März reiste ich ab und hielt in Bonn an, um dem Kurfürsten meine Aufwartung zu machen.“

[1] "I left in mid -March and stopped in Bonn to make my mind" to the Elector "

[1] „In Bonn verlief immer alles anders; dort bin ich nie aufgetreten, dort wohne ich, und das herangewinkte Taxi brachte mich nie in ein Hotel, sondern in meine Wohnung.“

[1] "In Bonn, everything was always on the other hand there I never appeared there, I live there, and the talented taxi never brought me to a hotel, but to my apartment"

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Pictures or photos of Bonn

[1] Bonn - der Rhein und der so genannte Lange Eugen
[1] Bonn - der Rhein und der so genannte Lange Eugen

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