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Is it der, die oder das Bundeskanzlerin?


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

The word Bundeskanzlerin 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 Bundeskanzlerin?

How does the declension of Bundeskanzlerin 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 Bundeskanzlerin die Bundeskanzlerinnen
Genitive der Bundeskanzlerin der Bundeskanzlerinnen
Dative der Bundeskanzlerin den Bundeskanzlerinnen
Akkusative die Bundeskanzlerin die Bundeskanzlerinnen

What is the meaning of Bundeskanzlerin in German?

Bundeskanzlerin has various definitions in German:

[1] Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany

[1] Regierungschefin der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

[2] Prime Minister of the Republic of Austria

[2] Regierungschefin der Republik Österreich

[3] Head of the Federal Chancellery in Switzerland

[3] Leiterin der Bundeskanzlei in der Schweiz

How to use Bundeskanzlerin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bundeskanzlerin with translations in English.

[1] Die Bundeskanzlerin wird vom Bundestag gewählt.

[1] The Chancellor is elected by the Bundestag

[1] „Wie sich unsere Bundeskanzlerin dem Land meiner Vorfahren gegenüber verhält, ist mehr als enttäuschend.“

[1] "How our Chancellor behaves towards the country of my ancestors is more than a disappointment" "

[1] „Deutschland hat eine Bundeskanzlerin, einen fast weiblichen Außenminister und eine Familienministerin, die während ihrer Amtszeit zur Freude des Volkes schwanger wurde.“

[1] "Germany has a Chancellor, an almost female foreign minister and a family minister who became pregnant during her term to the delight of the people"



[3] Die Bundeskanzlerin in der Schweiz leitet die Bundeskanzlei.

[3] The Chancellor in Switzerland heads the Federal Chancellery

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