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Is it der, die oder das Buchladen?


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

The word Buchladen is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Buchladen?

How does the declension of Buchladen 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 Buchladen die Buchläden
Genitive des Buchladens der Buchläden
Dative dem Buchladen den Buchläden
Akkusative den Buchladen die Buchläden

What is the meaning of Buchladen in German?

Buchladen is defined as:

[1] colloquially: a shop selling books

[1] umgangssprachlich: ein Ladengeschäft zum Verkauf von Büchern

How to use Buchladen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Buchladen with translations in English.

[1] Warst du schon im Buchladen?

[1] Have you already been to the bookstore?

[1] „In einem Buchladen begegnete ich Rainer Maria Rilke.“[1]

[1] "I met Rainer Maria Rilke. in a bookstore" [1]

[1] „Nach einer Weile wusste sie genau, wo jedes Buch in dem Buchladen stand!“[2]

[1] "After a while she knew exactly where each book was in the bookstore !" [2]

[1] „In den Buchläden des Viertels dachte man erst, es sei leicht, auf den Zug aufzuspringen.“[3]

[1] "At first, in the neighborhood's bookstores, people thought it was easy to jump on the train." [3]

[1] „Ich gehe in den Buchladen, um die Zeitung zu kaufen.“[4]

[1] "I'm going to the bookstore to buy the newspaper." [4]

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Pictures or photos of Buchladen

[1] Ein Buchladen in Australien
[1] Ein Buchladen in Australien

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