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Is it der, die oder das Boss?


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

The word Boss 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 Boss?

How does the declension of Boss 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 Boss die Bosse
Genitive des Bosses der Bosse
Dative dem Boss den Bossen
Akkusative den Boss die Bosse

What is the meaning of Boss in German?

Boss has various definitions in German:

[1] A person in a high position that gives other employees instructions: superiors

[1] eine Person in einer hohen Position, die anderen Mitarbeitern Anweisungen gibt: Vorgesetzter

[2] Translated: a person with a lot of power

[2] übertragen: eine Person mit viel Macht

[3] Internet, gaming: strong opponents

[3] Internet, Gaming: starker Spielgegner

How to use Boss in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Boss with translations in English.

[1] Wir müssen den Boss fragen – das können wir nicht allein entscheiden.

[1] We have to ask the boss - we cannot decide that alone

[2] Du bist der Boss!, also du entscheidest!

[2] You are the bush, so you decide!

[3] „Dabei ist der Endgegner nicht immer der stärkste Boss oder auch Gegner im Spiel. Gerade im Rollenspiel sind Bosse oft auch der Abschluss einer besonders fordernden Sidequest.“

[3] "The final opponent is not always the strongest boss or opponent in the game area, especially in the role -playing game, are often the end of a particularly demanding sidequest."

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