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Is it der, die oder das Buchstabe?


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

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

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 Buchstabe?

How does the declension of Buchstabe 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 Buchstabe die Buchstaben
Genitive des Buchstabens des Buchstaben der Buchstaben
Dative dem Buchstaben den Buchstaben
Akkusative den Buchstaben die Buchstaben

What is the meaning of Buchstabe in German?

Buchstabe is defined as:

[1] Linguistics, script linguistics: characters that can reproduce the sounds of a language in writing

[1] Linguistik, Schriftlinguistik: Zeichen, das die Laute einer Sprache in der Schrift wiedergeben kann

How to use Buchstabe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Buchstabe with translations in English.

[1] Das große „A“ ist ein Buchstabe der deutschen Sprache.

[1] The capital "A" is a letter in the German language.

[1] „Das Problem ist nicht nur die Variation der Häufigkeiten von Buchstaben in unterschiedlichen Textgattungen, sondern auch die unterschiedliche Verwendungshäufigkeit bei einzelnen Autoren, falls diese beispielsweise bestimmte Familiennamen sehr häufig verwenden und daher das festgestellte Verhältnis von Groß- und Kleinbuchstaben von den berechneten Häufigkeiten abweicht.“[2]

[1] "The problem is not only the variation in the frequencies of letters in different text genres, but also the different frequency of use by individual authors, for example if they use certain family names very often and therefore the determined ratio of uppercase and lowercase letters to the calculated frequencies

[1] „Die Chinesen kennen schon seit dem 11. Jahrhundert bewegliche Buchstaben.“[3]

[1] "The Chinese have known movable letters since the 11th century." [3]

[1] „Kein einziger Buchstabe erinnerte ihn an das Alphabet, mit dem er aufgewachsen war.“[4]

[1] "Not a single letter reminded him of the alphabet he grew up with ." [4]

[1] „Der Buchstabe für das Thorn geht übrigens auf ein entsprechendes, gleichlautendes Runenzeichen zurück.“[5]

[1] "Incidentally, the letter for the thorn goes back to a corresponding, identical rune symbol ." [5]

[1] „Ausgerechnet Pani Ania zeigte mir die jüdischen Buchstaben im Straßenpflaster von Kalisz.“[6]

[1] "Pani Ania of all people showed me the Jewish letters in the pavement of Kalisz." [6]

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Pictures or photos of Buchstabe

[1] in Büchern bilden Buchstaben Worte und Sätze
[1] in Büchern bilden Buchstaben Worte und Sätze

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