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Is it der, die oder das Bundesliga?


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

The word Bundesliga 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 Bundesliga?

How does the declension of Bundesliga 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 Bundesliga die Bundesligen
Genitive der Bundesliga der Bundesligen
Dative der Bundesliga den Bundesligen
Akkusative die Bundesliga die Bundesligen

What is the meaning of Bundesliga in German?

Bundesliga has various definitions in German:

[1] Sport: The highest division (league) in a sport in Germany and in Austria

[1] Sport: die höchste Spielklasse (Liga) in einer Sportart in Deutschland und in Österreich

[2] Sport: The Bundesliga, the highest league in football in Germany and Austria

[2] Sport: die Fußball-Bundesliga, die höchste Liga im Fußball in Deutschland und Österreich

How to use Bundesliga in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bundesliga with translations in English.

[1] In der Regel wird in der Bundesliga jedes Jahr der Deutsche Meister bzw. Österreichische Meister ermittelt.

As a rule, the German champion or Austrian champion is determined every year in the Bundesliga.

[2] Der Sinsheimer Stadtteil Hoffenheim ist vor allem durch seine erste Fußball-Herrenmannschaft bekannt, die seit 2008 in der Bundesliga spielt.

[2] The Sinsheim district of Hoffenheim is primarily known for its first soccer men's team, which has been playing in the Bundesliga since 2008

[2] „Nach dieser Pleite mußte Gladbach in der Bundesliga alles geben.“

[2] "According to this bankruptcy, Gladbach had to give everything in the Bundesliga"

[2] „Samstags lud er alle zu sich ein, und gemeinsam schauten sie per Satellit die Bundesliga.“

[2] "On Saturday he all invited to himself, and together they watched the Bundesligae by satellite"

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