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Is it der, die oder das Bundesverdienstkreuz?


The correct article in German of Bundesverdienstkreuz is das. So it is das Bundesverdienstkreuz! (nominative case)

The word Bundesverdienstkreuz is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Bundesverdienstkreuz?

How does the declension of Bundesverdienstkreuz 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 das Bundesverdienstkreuz die Bundesverdienstkreuze
Genitive des Bundesverdienstkreuzes der Bundesverdienstkreuze
Dative dem Bundesverdienstkreuz den Bundesverdienstkreuzen
Akkusative das Bundesverdienstkreuz die Bundesverdienstkreuze

What is the meaning of Bundesverdienstkreuz in German?

Bundesverdienstkreuz is defined as:

[1] Germany: Award awarded by the Federal President for Special Benefits

[1] Deutschland: vom Bundespräsidenten für besondere Leistungen verliehene Auszeichnung

How to use Bundesverdienstkreuz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bundesverdienstkreuz with translations in English.

[1] „Für ihre Arbeit mit Blinden in China hatte Tenberken 2005 das Bundesverdienstkreuz verliehen bekommen.“

[1] "Tenberken had awarded the Federal Cross of Merit in 2005 for her work with blind people in China"

[1] „So bleibt es beim Bundesverdienstkreuz und der Mitgliedschaft in der Darmstädter Sprachakademie als Ehrung zum 70.“

[1] "This is how it remains with the Federal Cross of Merit and membership in the Darmstadt language academy as a honor for the 70th"

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