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Is it der, die oder das Bundesrat?


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

The word Bundesrat is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Bundesrat?

How does the declension of Bundesrat 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 Bundesrat die Bundesräte
Genitive des Bundesrats des Bundesrates der Bundesräte
Dative dem Bundesrat dem Bundesrate den Bundesräten
Akkusative den Bundesrat die Bundesräte

What is the meaning of Bundesrat in German?

Bundesrat has various definitions in German:

[1] Germany, Austria: constitutional body, representation of the federal states (no plural)

[1] Deutschland, Österreich: Verfassungsorgan, Vertretung der Bundesländer (kein Plural)

[2] Switzerland: Government

[2] Schweiz: Regierung

[3] Switzerland: Person who belongs to the (Swiss) Federal Council

[3] Schweiz: Person, die dem (schweizerischen) Bundesrat angehört

How to use Bundesrat in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bundesrat with translations in English.

[1] Der Bundesrat kann Gesetze des Bundes für eine gewisse Zeit aufhalten.

[1] The Federal Council can reserve the laws of the federal government for a certain time

[1] „Im Bundesfinanzministerium stellt man sich offenbar schon darauf ein, dass es im November im Bundesrat keine Mehrheit für das Abkommen geben könnte.“

[1] "In the Federal Ministry of Finance, it is apparently prepared for the fact that there could be no majority for the agreement in the Federal Council in November"

[1] „Bei einem Mittagessen im Restaurant des französischen Senats und ein paar Tage später im Imbiss des Bundesrates lerne ich mehr über die Demokratie in den beiden Ländern als in jeder Vorlesung über Verfassungsrecht.“

[1] "At a lunch in the restaurant of the French Senate and a few days later in the snack bar of the Federal Council, I learn more about democracy in the two countries than in every lecture on constitutional law"

[2] „In einer Stellungnahme des Schweizer Bundesrats zum Emigrantenproblem im Lande wird darauf hingewiesen, dass die Schweiz kein Erwerbsland für Einwanderer sein könne, sondern nur eine Durchgangsstation für die Weiterreise nach Übersee.“

[2] "In a statement by the Swiss Federal Council on the emigrant problem in the country, it is pointed out that Switzerland cannot be a country of employment for immigrants, but only a passage station for the onward journey to overseasee" "

[3] Bundesrat Urs Stirnemann hielt eine Rede.

[3] Federal Councilor Urs Stirnemann gave a speech

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Pictures or photos of Bundesrat

[1] Sitz des Deutschen Bundesrats in Berlin
[1] Sitz des Deutschen Bundesrats in Berlin

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