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Is it der, die oder das Bürgermeister?


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

The word Bürgermeister 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 Bürgermeister?

How does the declension of Bürgermeister 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 Bürgermeister die Bürgermeister
Genitive des Bürgermeisters der Bürgermeister
Dative dem Bürgermeister den Bürgermeistern
Akkusative den Bürgermeister die Bürgermeister

What is the meaning of Bürgermeister in German?

Bürgermeister is defined as:

[1] Head of a city, municipality or other municipality

[1] Oberhaupt einer Stadt, Gemeinde oder anderen Kommune

How to use Bürgermeister in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bürgermeister with translations in English.

[1] Bürgermeister und Gemeinderat verabschieden den neuen Gemeindehaushalt.

[1] Mayor and the local council adopt the new community building

[1] Es sind nicht die klügsten Bauern, die sich zum Bürgermeister wählen lassen.

[1] It is not the smartest farmers who can choose the mayor

[1] „Als Humboldt spätabends vom Empfang beim Bürgermeister heimkam, wollte sein Gastgeber mit ihm trinken.“

[1] "When Humboldt came home from the reception late at night, his host wanted to drink with him"

[1] „In seinem Amtszimmer angekommen, setzt sich der Bürgermeister einen Augenblick in seinen Sessel und denkt nach.“

[1] "Arrived in his office, the mayor sits in his armchair for a moment and thinks"

[1] „Der spätere Bonner Bürgermeister war schon als Kind Mitglied von Johannas Gesangverein und einer ihrer glühenden Verehrer.“

[1] "The future mayor of Bonn was already a member of Johanna's singing club as a child and one of their glowing admirers"

[1] „Es war seine dritte Amtszeit als Bürgermeister, und abgesehen von seiner Intelligenz hatte der Mann eine ganz außergewöhnliche Arbeitsdisziplin.“

[1] "It was his third term as mayor, and apart from his intelligence, the man had a very extraordinary work discipline"

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