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Is it der, die oder das Bundespräsidentin?


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

The word Bundespräsidentin 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 Bundespräsidentin?

How does the declension of Bundespräsidentin 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 Bundespräsidentin die Bundespräsidentinnen
Genitive der Bundespräsidentin der Bundespräsidentinnen
Dative der Bundespräsidentin den Bundespräsidentinnen
Akkusative die Bundespräsidentin die Bundespräsidentinnen

What is the meaning of Bundespräsidentin in German?

Bundespräsidentin has various definitions in German:

[1] Female head of state of a Federal Republic

[1] weibliches Staatsoberhaupt einer Bundesrepublik

[2] The chair of the Swiss Federal Council

[2] die Vorsitzende des Schweizerischen Bundesrates

How to use Bundespräsidentin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bundespräsidentin with translations in English.

[1] „Eine Bundespräsidentin Schavan hätte die politische Erzählung in Deutschland bereichert und dramatisiert, neben der CDU-Chefin und möglichen Kanzlerkandidatin Angela Merkel.“

[1] "A Federal President Schavan would have enriched and dramatized the political narrative in Germany, in addition to the CDU boss and possible candidate for chancellor Angela Merkelä"

[2] „Der Bundesrat unterstützt das von der Bundespräsidentin geäusserte Anliegen, dass sich die Parlamentarierinnen und Parlamentarier stärker für das Landesinteresse und nicht nur für parteiliche Interessen engagieren.“

[2] "The Federal Council supports the concerns expressed by the Federal President that the parliamentarians are more committed to national interest and not only for partial interests"

[2] „Ruth Dreifuss war im Jahre 1999 die erste weibliche Bundespräsidentin.“

[2] "Ruth Dreifuss was the first female Federal President in 1999"

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