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Is it der, die oder das Buße?


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

The word Buße 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 Buße?

How does the declension of Buße 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 Buße die Bußen
Genitive der Buße der Bußen
Dative der Buße den Bußen
Akkusative die Buße die Bußen

What is the meaning of Buße in German?

Buße has various definitions in German:

[1] General: regret and prize better

[1] allgemein: Bereuen und Besserung geloben

[2] Legally: Legal sanction towards a misconduct

[2] juristisch: rechtliche Sanktion gegenüber einer Verfehlung

[3] Religion: Reversing man to God from whom he has moved through sin

[3] Religion: Umkehr des Menschen zu Gott, von dem er sich durch die Sünde entfernt hat

How to use Buße in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Buße with translations in English.

[1] „Auf die weitere Wirkungsgeschichte des Fegefeuers als eines Schwellenraumes der Buße und Reinigung nimmt gerade Dantes Darstellung dieses Bereiches enormen Einfluss.“

[1] "On the further history of the purgatory, as a threshold of penance and cleaning, Dante's representation of this area is enormous influence"



[3] „Man griff die reizende Schöne auf, sperrte sie ein, weckte ihr Schuldbewußtsein und veranlaßte sie zu einer Generalbeichte; die Buße sollte bis zu ihrem Lebensende dauern.“

[3] "You picked up the lovely beautiful, locked it up, aroused her guilty consciousness and caused her to a general conference area. The penance should last until the end of her life"

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