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Is it der, die oder das Eisbär?


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

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

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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 Eisbär?

How does the declension of Eisbär 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 Eisbär die Eisbären
Genitive des Eisbären der Eisbären
Dative dem Eisbären den Eisbären
Akkusative den Eisbären die Eisbären

What is the meaning of Eisbär in German?

Eisbär is defined as:

[1] Zoology: Bear with white fur, lives in the northern polar areas

[1] Zoologie: Bär mit weißem Fell, lebt in den nördlichen Polargebieten

How to use Eisbär in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eisbär with translations in English.

[1] Eisbären jagen keine Pinguine, sondern Robben.

[1] Eisbears do not hunt penguins, but Robbenä

[1] Eine umfassende Erbgut-Analyse belegt, dass Eisbären bereits vor 600.000 Jahren lebten. Die Tiere sind fünfmal älter als gedacht und weniger eng mit Braunbären verwandt. […] Ursus maritimus war der heimliche Star unter Evolutionsbiologen: Unfassbar schnell, so glaubten Forscher, hatte sich der Eisbär den eisigen Gegebenheiten der Arktis angepasst.

[1] A comprehensive genome analysis shows that polar bears lived 600,000 years ago. The animals are five times older than expected and less closely related to brown bears. […] Ursus Maritimus was the secret star among evolutionary biologists: Incredibly, researchers believed that the polar bear had adapted to the icy conditions of the Arctic.

[1] Zwischen 20.000 und 25.000 Eisbären sollen in der Arktis leben. Genau weiß man es nicht, denn Eisbären sind schwer zu zählen.

[1] Between 20,000 and 25,000 polar bears are said to live in the Arctic. You don't know exactly, because polar bears are difficult to count.

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Pictures or photos of Eisbär

[1] Ein umherziehender Eisbär
[1] Ein umherziehender Eisbär
[1] Ein springender Eisbär
[1] Ein springender Eisbär

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