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Is it der, die oder das Buchmesse?


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

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

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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 Buchmesse?

How does the declension of Buchmesse 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 Buchmesse die Buchmessen
Genitive der Buchmesse der Buchmessen
Dative der Buchmesse den Buchmessen
Akkusative die Buchmesse die Buchmessen

What is the meaning of Buchmesse in German?

Buchmesse is defined as:

[1] Most (often annually held) exhibition for books

[1] meist (oft jährlich stattfindende) Ausstellung für Bücher

How to use Buchmesse in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Buchmesse with translations in English.

[1] Am Abend eröffnet die Leipziger Buchmesse.

[1] In the evening, the Leipzig Book Fair opens up

[1] In diesem Jahr war Japan Gastland der Frankfurter Buchmesse.

[1] This year, Japan was host country of the Frankfurter Book Fair

[1] Auf der Buchmesse treffen sich Autoren, Verleger, Lektoren und Leser.

[1] At the book fair, authors, publishers, lecturers and readers meet

[1] „Wie praktisch, dass es im Oktober die Frankfurter Buchmesse gibt und wir da ohnehin hinfahren müssen.“[1]

[1] "How practical that there is the Frankfurt Book Fair in October and we have to go there anyway at" [1]

[1] „Die Buchmesse Frankfurt, die als größte der Welt gilt, lädt jährlich ein Gastland ein, für 2014 Finnland.“[2]

[1] "The Book Fair Frankfurt, which is the largest of the world, invites a host country annually, for 2014 Finland." [2]

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Pictures or photos of Buchmesse

[1] Buchmesse in Jerusalem
[1] Buchmesse in Jerusalem

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