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Is it der, die oder das Bundesbahn?


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

The word Bundesbahn 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 Bundesbahn?

How does the declension of Bundesbahn 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 Bundesbahn die Bundesbahnen
Genitive der Bundesbahn der Bundesbahnen
Dative der Bundesbahn den Bundesbahnen
Akkusative die Bundesbahn die Bundesbahnen

What is the meaning of Bundesbahn in German?

Bundesbahn is defined as:

[1] Railway operated by the state (each from Austria and Switzerland, until 1994 (before privatization) also from Germany)

[1] vom Staat betriebene Eisenbahn (jeweils von Österreich und der Schweiz, bis 1994 (vor der Privatisierung) auch von Deutschland)

How to use Bundesbahn in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bundesbahn with translations in English.

[1] „Wilhelmshaven, seit seinen Anfängen (1852, aus einem Dorf von 335 Fischern und Ackerbürgern mit Bremen als nächster Eisenbahnstation) von seiner Atmosphäre her daran gewöhnt, mit 70 Prozent seiner Menschen an einem Strom von Berliner Geld zu leben, kann noch nicht dazu erwachen, in den Maßen des entlegenen Standorts zu denken, den zu bedienen zwei D-Zug-Paare und ein Eilzugpaar laut Bundesbahn genug sind.“

[1] “Wilhelmshaven, since his beginnings (1852, from a village of 335 fishermen and arable citizens with Bremen as the next railway station) get used to living with 70 percent of its people on a stream of Berliner with 70 percent of its people In addition, awakening in the dimensions of the remote location, two D-train pairs and one pair of urgals according to the Bundesbahn are awakening enough.

[1] „Diese Erfahrungen bewogen mich in der vergangenen Woche, für die Strecke München – Hamburg die Bundesbahn zu wählen.“

[1] "This experiences prompted me last week to choose the Bundesbahn for the Munich - Hamburg route"

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