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Is it der, die oder das Bundespräsident?


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

The word Bundespräsident 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 Bundespräsident?

How does the declension of Bundespräsident 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 Bundespräsident die Bundespräsidenten
Genitive des Bundespräsidenten der Bundespräsidenten
Dative dem Bundespräsidenten den Bundespräsidenten
Akkusative den Bundespräsidenten die Bundespräsidenten

What is the meaning of Bundespräsident in German?

Bundespräsident has various definitions in German:

[1] Politics: The head of state of the Federal Republic of Germany

[1] Politik: das Staatsoberhaupt der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

[2] Politics: The head of state of the Republic of Austria

[2] Politik: das Staatsoberhaupt der Republik Österreich

[3] Politics: The chairman of the Swiss Federal Council

[3] Politik: der Vorsitzende des Schweizerischen Bundesrates

How to use Bundespräsident in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bundespräsident with translations in English.

[1] Die Väter des Grundgesetz haben das Amt des Bundespräsidenten in bewusster Abkehr von der Rolle des Reichspräsidenten während der Weimarer Republik gestaltet.

[1] The fathers of the Basic Law have designed the office of Federal President in a conscious departure from the role of the Reich President during the Weimar Republic

[1] „Mit dem linken Handrücken wischte der Bundespräsident sich den Mund ab.“

[1] "With the left back of the hand, the Federal President wiped his mouth"

[1] „Die Gründe für das ablehnende Verhalten des Bundespräsidenten dürften in den Maßnahmen des Postministers zu suchen sein, der sich kürzlich anhand des Telefonbuches als Raumspargenie erwiesen hat.“

[1] "The reasons for the negative behavior of the Federal President are likely to be found in the measures of the post minister, which recently proved to be a spatial savings on the basis of the phone book"

[1] „Eine Hamburger Deern, Tochter griechischer Gastarbeiter, steht nun in Athen und begleitet den deutschen Bundespräsidenten bei seinem Staatsbesuch in der griechischen Hauptstadt.“

[1] "A Hamburg Deern, daughter of Greek guest workers, is now in Athens and accompanies the German Federal President on his state visit in the Greek capital" "

[2] In Österreich wird der Bundespräsident direkt vom sogenannten Bundesvolk gewählt.

[2] In Austria, the Federal President is elected directly by the so -called Bundeskolk

[3] „Anders als der Bundespräsident in den Nachbarländern Österreich oder Deutschland ist der Schweizer Bundespräsident kein Staatsoberhaupt.“

[3] "Unlike the Federal President in the neighboring countries of Austria or Germany, the Swiss Federal President is not a head of state"

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