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Is it der, die oder das Bürger?


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

The word Bürger 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 Bürger?

How does the declension of Bürger 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 Bürger die Bürger
Genitive des Bürgers der Bürger
Dative dem Bürger den Bürgern
Akkusative den Bürger die Bürger

What is the meaning of Bürger in German?

Bürger has various definitions in German:

[1a] residents of a community

[1a] Einwohner einer Gemeinde

[1b] Relatives of a state

[1b] Angehöriger eines Staates

[2] Middle class members, the bourgeoisie

[2] Angehöriger der Mittelschicht, des Bürgertums

How to use Bürger in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bürger with translations in English.

[1] Die Bürger Berlins gingen auf die Straßen und protestierten.

[1] The citizens of Berlin went to the streets and protesters

[1] „Am 1. November […] hatte die DDR wieder visafreie Reisen in die ČSSR zugelassen; zwei Tage später hatte sie der Öffnung der tschechoslowakischen Grenze zur Bundesrepublik für Bürger der DDR zugestimmt.“

[1] "On the 1st November […] the GDR had again agreed to travel to the ČSSR. Two days later, it had approved the opening of the Czechoslovak border to the Federal Republic for Citizens of the GDR."

[1] „Mussten die Bürger 2006 noch insgesamt zwei Milliarden Euro zuzahlen, so waren es 2007 nur noch 1,6 Milliarden.“

[1] “If the citizens had to pay a total of two billion euros in 2006, it was only 1.6 billion in 2007”

[2] In sozialkritischen Schriften werden Bürger häufig kritisch betrachtet.

[2] Citizens are often viewed critically in socio -critical writings

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