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Is it der, die oder das Bäckerei?


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

The word Bäckerei 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 Bäckerei?

How does the declension of Bäckerei 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 Bäckerei die Bäckereien
Genitive der Bäckerei der Bäckereien
Dative der Bäckerei den Bäckereien
Akkusative die Bäckerei die Bäckereien

What is the meaning of Bäckerei in German?

Bäckerei is defined as:

[1] Commercial enterprise for the production and sale of baked goods such as bread, cakes, etc.

[1] Gewerbebetrieb zur Herstellung und Verkauf von Backwaren, wie Brot, Kuchen, usw.

How to use Bäckerei in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bäckerei with translations in English.

[1] Wo ist die nächste Bäckerei in diesem Ort?

[1] Where is the nearest bakery in this town?

[1] „Sie kümmerte sich wieder um den Tscholent, der jetzt gleich in die Bäckerei gebracht werden mußte.“[1]

[1] "She took care of the Tscholent again, who now had to be brought straight to the bakery." [1]

[1] „Zu meinem Glück hatte eine Bäckerei um die Ecke an diesem Sonntagmorgen geöffnet.“[2]

[1] "Fortunately for me, a bakery around the corner was open on this Sunday morning." [2]

[1] „Den einen zog es in die Bäckereien zu dem berühmten süßen Backwerk, andere träumten von warmen Bädern und Daunenbetten.“[3]

[1] “Some were drawn to the bakeries for the famous sweet pastries, others dreamed of warm baths and down duvets” [3]

[1] „Am Dorfplatz geht sie zuerst in die Bäckerei Pfaff.“[4]

[1] "At the village square she first goes to the Pfaff. bakery" [4]

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Pictures or photos of Bäckerei

[1] eine Bäckerei in Deutschland
[1] eine Bäckerei in Deutschland

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