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Is it der, die oder das Bundesland?


The correct article in German of Bundesland is das. So it is das Bundesland! (nominative case)

The word Bundesland is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Bundesland?

How does the declension of Bundesland 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 das Bundesland die Bundesländer
Genitive des Bundeslandes des Bundeslands der Bundesländer
Dative dem Bundesland dem Bundeslande den Bundesländern
Akkusative das Bundesland die Bundesländer

What is the meaning of Bundesland in German?

Bundesland is defined as:

[1] The name for the member states, territorial administrative units of Germany and Austria

[1] die Bezeichnung für die Gliedstaaten, territoriale Verwaltungseinheiten Deutschlands und Österreichs

How to use Bundesland in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bundesland with translations in English.

[1] Die Hauptstadt des Bundeslandes Niedersachsen ist Hannover.

The capital of the state of Lower Saxony is Hanover

[1] „Selbst in den Bundesländern wird inzwischen indirekt eingeräumt, dass die Bahn in der Vergangenheit großzügig bedacht wurde.“

[1] "Even in the federal states, it is now indirectly admitted that the railway has been generously considered in the past"

[1] „Ein nahezu flächendeckender Zusammenbruch der Industrie, massenhafte Arbeitslosigkeit und beständige Abwanderung erschütterten in den neunziger Jahren die ostdeutschen Bundesländer.“

[1] "An almost nationwide collapse of industry, mass unemployment and constant emigration shook the East German federal state in the 1990s"

[1] „So zählt es in Deutschland zur Hoheit der Bundesländer, über Fragen von Bildung und Kultur zu entscheiden.“

[1] "In Germany it is part of the sovereignty of the federal states to decide on questions of education and culture"

[1] „Die Stadt liegt im Bundesland Nordrhein-Westfalen, das seit einem Jahr von einer Minderheit regiert wird.“

[1] "The city is located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, which has been ruled by a minority for a year"

How do you pronounce Bundesland?

Bundesland (Österreich)

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