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Is it der, die oder das Burgruine?

DIE

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

The word Burgruine 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 Burgruine?

How does the declension of Burgruine 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 Burgruine die Burgruinen
Genitive der Burgruine der Burgruinen
Dative der Burgruine den Burgruinen
Akkusative die Burgruine die Burgruinen

What is the meaning of Burgruine in German?

Burgruine is defined as:

[1] Ruin of a castle

[1] Ruine einer Burg

How to use Burgruine in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Burgruine with translations in English.

[1] In unserem letzten Urlaub im Allgäu besichtigten wir mehrere Burgruinen.

[1] On our last vacation in the Allgäu we visited several castle ruins

[1] „Unterhalb der sagenumwobenen Burgruine gelegen, war sicherlich ein Gasthaus auch schon damals für seine deftigen Speisen und bequemen Betten landläufig bekannt.“.

[1] "Located below the legendary castle ruins, an inn was certainly known for its hearty dishes and comfortable beds.

[1] „Sie ist nicht nur die bedeutendste der zahlreichen Burgen des Eichsfelds, sondern zählt überhaupt zu den schönsten Burgruinen Deutschlands.“

[1] "It is not only the most important of the numerous castles in the Eichsfeld, but is also one of the most beautiful castle ruins in Germany"

[1] „Wir kommen zu einer ungeheuren Burgruine aus Stein und Lehm, einem Chaos von Mauermassen.“

[1] "We come to a tremendous stone and clay castle ruin, a chaos of wall mass"

How do you pronounce Burgruine?

Burgruine

Pictures or photos of Burgruine

[1] eine Burgruine
[1] eine Burgruine

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