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Is it der, die oder das Bundeskanzler?


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

The word Bundeskanzler 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 Bundeskanzler?

How does the declension of Bundeskanzler 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 Bundeskanzler die Bundeskanzler
Genitive des Bundeskanzlers der Bundeskanzler
Dative dem Bundeskanzler den Bundeskanzlern
Akkusative den Bundeskanzler die Bundeskanzler

What is the meaning of Bundeskanzler in German?

Bundeskanzler has various definitions in German:

[1] Politics: head of government of the Federal Republic of Germany

[1] Politik: Regierungschef der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

[2] Politics: Prime Minister of the Republic of Austria

[2] Politik: Regierungschef der Republik Österreich

[3] Politics: Head of the Federal Chancellery in Switzerland

[3] Politik: Leiter der Bundeskanzlei in der Schweiz

[4] Politics: Historical: Prime Minister of the North German Confederation between 1867 and 1871

[4] Politik: historisch: Regierungschef des Norddeutschen Bundes zwischen 1867 und 1871

How to use Bundeskanzler in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bundeskanzler with translations in English.

[1] Der Bundeskanzler wird vom Bundestag gewählt.

[1] The Federal Chancellor is elected by the Bundestag

[1] „Auch ihm war es wichtig, möglichst schnell aus dem langen Schatten des Bundeskanzlers herauszutreten.“

[1] "It was also important to him to step out of the long shadow of the Federal Chancellor as quickly as possible"

[1] „Auch andere Bundeskanzler wurden Opfer und Gegenstand von Witzen, auch diese Witze blieben eher auf die Person bezogen und trafen nicht in erster Linie den Politiker.“

[1] "Other Chancellor also became victims and the subject of jokes, these jokes were more likely to be related to the person and did not primarily hit the politician"

[1] „Sie suchten kürzlich den idealen Bundeskanzler.“

[1] "You recently searched for the ideal Federal Chancellor"

[2] Anders als etwa in Deutschland hat der österreichische Bundeskanzler gegenüber den Bundesministern weder ein Weisungsrecht noch eine Richtlinienkompetenz

Unlike in Germany, for example, the Austrian Federal Chancellor has neither the right to issue instructions nor a directive of guidelines

[3] Der Bundeskanzler in der Schweiz leitet die Bundeskanzlei.

[3] The Federal Chancellor in Switzerland heads the Federal Chancellery

[4] Der Bundeskanzler des Norddeutschen Bundes war dem preußischen König, der das Präsidium des Bundes innehatte, unterstellt und leitete die Exekutive.

[4] The Federal Chancellor of the Northern German Confederation was subject to the Prussian king, who held the Presidium of the federal government

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