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Is it der, die oder das Buchhandlung?


The correct article in German of Buchhandlung is die. So it is die Buchhandlung! (nominative case)

The word Buchhandlung is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Buchhandlung?

How does the declension of Buchhandlung 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 die Buchhandlung die Buchhandlungen
Genitive der Buchhandlung der Buchhandlungen
Dative der Buchhandlung den Buchhandlungen
Akkusative die Buchhandlung die Buchhandlungen

What is the meaning of Buchhandlung in German?

Buchhandlung is defined as:

[1] Retail business where books are sold

[1] Einzelhandelsgeschäft, in dem Bücher verkauft werden

How to use Buchhandlung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Buchhandlung with translations in English.

[1] Dieses Buch habe ich in der Buchhandlung am Marktplatz gekauft.

[1] I bought this book in the bookstore on the market square

[1] „Die Buchhandlung am Bahnhof Friedrichstraße war noch immer geöffnet.“

[1] "The bookstore at Friedrichstrasse station was still open"

[1] „Sie schrieb auch mehrmals, dass sie gerne weiter in einer Bibliothek oder einer Buchhandlung arbeiten würde, denn im Westerwald (und später in Köln) hatte sie ja viele Jahre als Bibliothekarin gearbeitet.“

[1] "She also wrote several times that she would like to continue working in a library or a bookstore, because she had worked as a librarian for many years in the Westerwald (and later in Cologne)"

[1] „Wir haben eine Buchhandlung gekauft.“

[1] "We bought a bookstore"

[1] „Der alte Mann lud nämlich manchmal Kinder in seine Buchhandlung ein und las ihnen vor.“

[1] "The old man sometimes invited children to his bookstore and read them"

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