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Is it der, die oder das Befestigung?


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

The word Befestigung 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 Befestigung?

How does the declension of Befestigung 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 Befestigung die Befestigungen
Genitive der Befestigung der Befestigungen
Dative der Befestigung den Befestigungen
Akkusative die Befestigung die Befestigungen

What is the meaning of Befestigung in German?

Befestigung has various definitions in German:

[1] Action to set something on an object

[1] Handlung, etwas an einem Gegenstand festzumachen

[2] Reinforcement/protection of something

[2] Verstärkung/Absicherung von etwas

[3] Military: Construction or reinforcement of defense systems and the result of these measures

[3] Militär: Bau oder Verstärkung von Verteidigungsanlagen und Ergebnis dieser Maßnahmen

How to use Befestigung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Befestigung with translations in English.

[1] Die Arbeiter hatten lange mit dem Aufbau und der Befestigung der Gerüste zu tun.

[1] The workers had long with the structure and attachment of the scaffolding to tuna

[2] Die Befestigung der Flussufer ist eine ständige Aufgabe.

[2] The fastening of the river banks is a constant task

[3] „Währenddessen wurden in Koblenz die Bauvorbereitungen zur Befestigung fortgesetzt.“

[3] "In the meantime, the construction preparations for fastening continued in Koblenz"

[3] „Im Südwesten Englands, vor allem in Cornwall, findet man ebenfalls kreisrunde, kleine Befestigungen mit Wall und Graben, die selten mehr als 0,8 Hektar Fläche messen.“

[3] "In the southwest of England, especially in Cornwall, there are also circular rounds, small fortifications with wall and ditch, which rarely measure more than 0.8 hectares" "

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