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Is it der, die oder das Bürgerinitiative?


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

The word Bürgerinitiative is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Bürgerinitiative?

How does the declension of Bürgerinitiative 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 Bürgerinitiative die Bürgerinitiativen
Genitive der Bürgerinitiative der Bürgerinitiativen
Dative der Bürgerinitiative den Bürgerinitiativen
Akkusative die Bürgerinitiative die Bürgerinitiativen

What is the meaning of Bürgerinitiative in German?

Bürgerinitiative is defined as:

[1] CONCLUSION OF COMMANISTS FOR represent their interests

[1] Zusammenschluss von Bürgern zur Vertretung ihrer Interessen

How to use Bürgerinitiative in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bürgerinitiative with translations in English.

[1] „Die Unterschriftenaktion gehört traditionellerweise zum Aktionsrepertoire der Neuen sozialen Bewegungen und von Bürgerinitiativen, findet jedoch auch außerhalb dieser ihre Anwendung.“

[1] "The signature campaign traditionally belongs to the repertoire of the new social movements and citizens' initiatives, but also finds its application outside of them"

[1] „Um das Trauerimage ihrer Stadt aufzupolieren, erinnerte eine Bürgerinitiative 2011 an einen Sohn der Stadt, der zu weltweitem Ruhm kam.“

[1] "In order to polish up the mourning image of her city, a citizens' initiative in 2011 recalled a son of the city who became a worldwide fame" "

[1] „Die Sachsenhäuser Bürgerinitiative vollzieht eine Kehrtwende: Sie will sich jetzt für ganzheitliche Lösungen der Verkehrsprobleme am Mainufer von Frankfurt einsetzen.“

[1] "The Sachsenhausen Citizens' Initiative is making a turnaround: it now wants to use the traffic problems of the traffic problems on the banks of the Main of Frankfurt" for holistic solutions of the traffic problems "

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