map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Buddhismus?


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

The word Buddhismus 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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.





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 Buddhismus?

How does the declension of Buddhismus 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 Buddhismus
Genitive des Buddhismus
Dative dem Buddhismus
Akkusative den Buddhismus

What is the meaning of Buddhismus in German?

Buddhismus is defined as:

[1] One of the world religions, Buddha's teaching

[1] eine der Weltreligionen, Lehre Buddhas

How to use Buddhismus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Buddhismus with translations in English.

[1] Der Buddhismus zählt mit 300 bis 400 Millionen Anhängern zu den sieben Weltreligionen.

[1] Buddhism is one of the seven world religions with 300 to 400 million followers

[1] „Über den Buddhismus hatte ihn ein Freund aufgeklärt.“

[1] "A friend had informed him about Buddhism"

[1] „Er besaß ein fundiertes Wissen über den gesamten Kanon des tibetischen Buddhismus, außerdem Kenntnisse in Medizin, Astronomie und Astrologie.“

[1] "He had a sound knowledge of the entire canon of Tibetan Buddhism, also knowledge of medicine, astronomy and astrology"

[1] „Der Islam, der Buddhismus und der Kommunismus sind dagegen Religionen, weil es sich um Systeme menschlicher Werte und Normen handelt, die auf dem Glauben an eine übermenschliche Ordnung basieren.“

[1] "Islam, Buddhism and Communism, on the other hand, are religions because they are systems of human values ​​and norms that are based on the belief in a superhuman order"

How do you pronounce Buddhismus?


Pictures or photos of Buddhismus

[1] buddhistische Nonne
[1] buddhistische Nonne

The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.