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Is it der, die oder das Bote?


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

The word Bote 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 Bote?

How does the declension of Bote 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 Bote die Boten
Genitive des Boten der Boten
Dative dem Boten den Boten
Akkusative den Boten die Boten

What is the meaning of Bote in German?

Bote has various definitions in German:

[1] Person who brings something, for example a message, therefore also for: running boys of a company

[1] Person, die etwas überbringt, zum Beispiel eine Nachricht, deshalb auch für: Laufbursche einer Firma

[2] raised: first sign of something

[2] gehoben: erstes Anzeichen für etwas

How to use Bote in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bote with translations in English.

[1] Der Bote wurde vom Feind abgefangen und so erreichte die Nachricht nie ihren Bestimmungsort.

[1] The messenger was intercepted by the enemy and so the message never reached its destination

[1] „Am Nachmittag schickte der Kaiser einen Boten mit weißer Flagge zu den russischen Linien, der eine Botschaft an den Oberkommandierenden überbringen sollte.“

[1] "In the afternoon, the emperor sent a messenger with a white flag to the Russian lines that should deliver a message to the high -commanding" "

[1] „Väsele Li bat ihn durch den kleinen Boten zur Besprechung in ihre hinteren Gemächer.“

[1] "Väsele Li asked him through the small messenger for discussion to her back" "

[2] Als erster Bote des Morgens erschien ein dünner roter Streifen über den Bergen im Osten.

[2] The first messenger of the morning appeared a thin red strip over the mountains in the east

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