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Is it der, die oder das Bücherwurm?


The correct article in German of Bücherwurm is der. So it is der Bücherwurm! (nominative case)

The word Bücherwurm is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Bücherwurm?

How does the declension of Bücherwurm 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 der Bücherwurm die Bücherwürmer
Genitive des Bücherwurms des Bücherwurmes der Bücherwürmer
Dative dem Bücherwurm dem Bücherwurme den Bücherwürmern
Akkusative den Bücherwurm die Bücherwürmer

What is the meaning of Bücherwurm in German?

Bücherwurm has various definitions in German:

[1] colloquially someone who reads a lot in books

[1] umgangssprachlich jemand, der viel in Büchern liest

[2] Insectology: Larvae of various nail beetle species

[2] Insektenkunde: Larven verschiedener Nagekäferarten

How to use Bücherwurm in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bücherwurm with translations in English.

[1] He, Du Bücherwurm! Mach' das Licht aus, ich möchte schlafen!

[1] Hey, you book worn, I want to sleep, I want to sleep!

[1] „Doch als Bücherwurm wollte Tymek nicht dastehen, deshalb sagte er schnell, dass er am liebsten Witze erzähle.“

[1] "But Tymek didn't want to stand as a bookworm, so he quickly said that he would like to tell jokes"



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Pictures or photos of Bücherwurm

[1] Darstellung eines Bücherwurmes von Carl Spitzweg
[1] Darstellung eines Bücherwurmes von Carl Spitzweg

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