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Is it der, die oder das Bremen?

The article is needed if "Bremen" in a certain quality, at a certain 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 Bremen?

How does the declension of Bremen 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) Bremen
Genitive (des Bremen) (des Bremens) Bremens
Dative (dem) Bremen
Akkusative (das) Bremen

What is the meaning of Bremen in German?

Bremen has various definitions in German:

[1] A city on the Weser in Germany

[1] eine Stadt an der Weser in Deutschland

Free Hanseatic city of Bremen, a federal state of the Federal Republic of Germany

[2] Freie Hansestadt Bremen, ein Bundesland der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

How to use Bremen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bremen with translations in English.

[1] Die Hansestadt Bremen liegt an der Weser.

[1] The Hanseatic city of Bremen is located on the Weserä

[1] „Weißt du was, sprach der Esel, ich gehe nach Bremen, dort Stadtmusikant zu werden, geh mit und laß dich auch bei der Musik annehmen.“

[1] "You know what, said the donkey, I go to Bremen to become a city musician there, go with and let yourself accept with the music"

[1] „Die Verhandlungen in Bremen währten länger, als erwartet, und kamen erst zum Abschluß, als eine nach den friesischen Inseln unternommene Reise die bis dahin bezweifelte Durchführbarkeit des Unternehmens bewiesen hatte.“

[1] "The negotiations in Bremen lasted longer than expected, and only came to the end when a journey that had previously been undoubtedly doubted after the Frisian Islands had demonstrated the company's feasibility"

[1] „Seit 1867 gehört Bremen zum Norddeutschen Bund.“

[1] "Bremen has been part of the North German Confederation since 1867"

[1, 2] Bremen liegt im Nordwesten Deutschlands.

[1, 2] Bremen is located in the northwest of Germany

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Pictures or photos of Bremen

[1] Bremen (Rathaus, Dom und Bürgerschaft)
[1] Bremen (Rathaus, Dom und Bürgerschaft)

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