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Is it der, die oder das Bürgerwehr?


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

The word Bürgerwehr 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 Bürgerwehr?

How does the declension of Bürgerwehr 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 Bürgerwehr die Bürgerwehren
Genitive der Bürgerwehr der Bürgerwehren
Dative der Bürgerwehr den Bürgerwehren
Akkusative die Bürgerwehr die Bürgerwehren

What is the meaning of Bürgerwehr in German?

Bürgerwehr is defined as:

[1] Paramilitary unit, which is made up of citizens of a place and for the protection of that

[1] paramilitärische Einheit, die sich aus Bürgern eines Ortes zusammensetzt und für den Schutz von jenem einsetzt

How to use Bürgerwehr in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bürgerwehr with translations in English.

[1] „Seither liefert er den nigerianischen Sicherheitskräften wertvolle Informationen und begleitet als Scout eine bewaffnete Bürgerwehr.“

[1] "Since then he has been providing valuable information to the Nigerian security forces and, as a scout, accompanies an armed bourgeoisie" "

[1] „Und immer mehr Bürgerwehren werden gebildet, gerade in ländlichen Gegenden.“

[1] "And more and more vigilantes are being formed, especially in rural areas"

[1] „Überall standen auf einmal Posten, meist von selbst ernannten Bürgerwehren eingerichtet.“

[1] "There were suddenly posts everywhere, mostly furnished by self -proclaimed citizens" "

[1] „Die Weißen in Belgisch-Kongo bewaffnen sich, bilden Bürgerwehren.“

[1] "The Whites in Belgian Congo arm themselves, form the Bürgerwehrenä"

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