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Is it der, die oder das Bundesstaat?


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

The word Bundesstaat 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 Bundesstaat?

How does the declension of Bundesstaat 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 Bundesstaat die Bundesstaaten
Genitive des Bundesstaates des Bundesstaats der Bundesstaaten
Dative dem Bundesstaat dem Bundesstaate den Bundesstaaten
Akkusative den Bundesstaat die Bundesstaaten

What is the meaning of Bundesstaat in German?

Bundesstaat has various definitions in German:

[1] Politics: A state or a country that is (relatively autonomous) part of a larger state

[1] Politik: ein Staat oder ein Land, das (relativ autonomer) Teil eines größeren Staates ist

[2] Politics: A state that is made up of several relatively autonomous sub -states

[2] Politik: ein Staat, der sich aus mehreren relativ autonomen Teilstaaten zusammensetzt

How to use Bundesstaat in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bundesstaat with translations in English.

[1] Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland besteht aus 16 Bundesstaaten.

[1] The Federal Republic of Germany consists of 16 states

[1] „Das 20. Jahrhundert brachte für Frauen erheblich verbesserte Bildungsmöglichkeiten; außerdem wurde im Jahr 1920 durch einen Zusatzartikel zur Verfassung endlich in allen Bundesstaaten das Frauenwahlrecht eingeführt.“

[1] "The 20th century brought significantly improved educational opportunities for women. In 1920, the right to vote was finally introduced in all states by an additional article on the constitution."

[1] „Eines Tages beschloss die Regierung eines amerikanischen Bundesstaates, inmitten einer Wüstenei einen riesigen Schrottplatz einzurichten.“

[1] "One day the government of an American state decided to set up a huge scrap place in the middle of a desert egg"

[2] Brasilien ist ein Bundesstaat.

[2] Brazil is a state

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