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Is it der, die oder das Bußgeld?


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

The word Bußgeld 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 Bußgeld?

How does the declension of Bußgeld 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 Bußgeld die Bußgelder
Genitive des Bußgeldes des Bußgelds der Bußgelder
Dative dem Bußgeld dem Bußgelde den Bußgeldern
Akkusative das Bußgeld die Bußgelder

What is the meaning of Bußgeld in German?

Bußgeld is defined as:

[1] Money that must be paid as a punishment for an offense

[1] Geld, das als Strafe für ein Vergehen gezahlt werden muss

How to use Bußgeld in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bußgeld with translations in English.

[1] Weil ich mich versehentlich in die erste Klasse gesetzt hatte, musste ich ein Bußgeld in Höhe von 40 Euro zahlen.

[1] Because I accidentally put myself in the first class, I had to pay a fine of 40 euros

[1] „Die Bundesnetzagentur ermittelt wegen einer Ordnungswidrigkeit und verhängt ein Bußgeld wegen unerlaubter Frequenznutzung.“[1]

[1] "The Federal Network Agency determines because of an administrative illness and imposes a fine for unauthorized frequency use." [1]

[1] „Einmal mußte Frau Fritschke Bußgeld zahlen, weil sie in Vallendar falschrum durch eine Einbahnstraße gefahren war.“[2]

[1] "Once Ms. Fritschke had to pay fine because she waited in Vallendar Falfragrum through a one-way street ." [2]

[1] „In den Satzungen können disziplinäre Maßnahmen zur Wahrung des Ansehens der Salzburger Bergführerschaft, und zwar der Verweis und ein Bußgeld bis zu 370 €, vorgesehen sein.“[3]

[1] "In the statutes, disciplinary measures can be provided for the preservation of Salzburg mountain leadership, and the reference and a fine up to 370 €, which may be provided for" [3]

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