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Is it der, die oder das Bratislava?

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

How does the declension of Bratislava 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) Bratislava
Genitive (des Bratislava) (des Bratislavas) Bratislavas
Dative (dem) Bratislava
Akkusative (das) Bratislava

What is the meaning of Bratislava in German?

Bratislava is defined as:

[1] Capital of Slovakia

[1] Hauptstadt der Slowakei

How to use Bratislava in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bratislava with translations in English.

[1] Bratislava ist die Hauptstadt der Slowakei.

[1] Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia

[1] Im Palais Grassalkovich in Bratislava befindet sich der Sitz des Präsidenten der Slowakei.

[1] In the Palais Grassalkovich in Bratislava is the seat of the President of the Slovakia

[1] „Kurze Zeit später fand ich mich im Zentrum von Bratislava wieder.“

[1] "A short time later I found myself in the center of Bratislava Wiederä"

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