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Is it der, die oder das Bordstein?


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

The word Bordstein is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Bordstein?

How does the declension of Bordstein 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 Bordstein die Bordsteine
Genitive des Bordsteines des Bordsteins der Bordsteine
Dative dem Bordstein dem Bordsteine den Bordsteinen
Akkusative den Bordstein die Bordsteine

What is the meaning of Bordstein in German?

Bordstein is defined as:

[1] Fastened series of stones that separate the sidewalk from the street

[1] befestigte Reihe von Steinen, welche den Bürgersteig von der Straße abtrennt

How to use Bordstein in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bordstein with translations in English.

[1] Beim Einparken passiert es des Öfteren, dass man gegen den Bordstein fährt.

[1] When parking, it often happens that you drive against the curb

[1] „Er stellte erfreut fest, dass der Regen seinen Pissefleck vom Bordstein gewaschen hatte.“

[1] "He was pleased to find that the rain had washed its pissed stain from the curb"

[1] „Eilig wurde ich geschoben und holperte über Bordsteine an den Stationen vorbei.“

[1] "I was hurriedly pushed and bumped past the stations over curbs"

[1] „Ich stolperte über den Bordstein.“

[1] "I stumbled across the curb"

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Pictures or photos of Bordstein

[1] Der Bordstein verläuft um die Kurve und ist vor dem Kanalgitter passend gefärbt.
[1] Der Bordstein verläuft um die Kurve und ist vor dem Kanalgitter passend gefärbt.

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