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Is it der, die oder das Befruchtung?


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

The word Befruchtung 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 Befruchtung?

How does the declension of Befruchtung 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 Befruchtung die Befruchtungen
Genitive der Befruchtung der Befruchtungen
Dative der Befruchtung den Befruchtungen
Akkusative die Befruchtung die Befruchtungen

What is the meaning of Befruchtung in German?

Befruchtung has various definitions in German:

[1] The reproduction and emergence of a new individual union of a female and a male gender cell

[1] der Fortpflanzung und Entstehung eines neuen Individuums dienende Vereinigung einer weiblichen und einer männlichen Geschlechtszelle

[2] Translated: intellectual stimulation

[2] übertragen: geistige Anregung

How to use Befruchtung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Befruchtung with translations in English.

[1] „Immer mehr Paare versuchen per künstliche Befruchtung ein Kind zu bekommen.“

[1] "More and more couples are trying to get a child by artificial fertilization"

[1] „Zur Befruchtung brauchen sie dennoch einen Partner; eine Garnele muss die männliche Rolle übernehmen, die andere die weibliche.“

[1] "To fertilize, you still need a partner a shrimp must take on the male role, the other the female people"

[1] „Der Eierstock […] produziert die weiblichen Hormone und die Eizellen, die vom Eileiter […] aufgefangen werden, wo die Befruchtung stattfindet.“

[1] "The ovary [...] produces the female hormones and the egg cells that are collected by the fallopian tube [...] where fertilization takes place"

[1] „Für die Befruchtung wollten sie nicht auf künstliche Mittel zurückgreifen; es war viel leichter, einen Freund darum zu bitten, sie kannte mehrere Männer, die sich vorstellen konnten, Barbara zu schwängern.“

[1] "For fertilization, they did not want to resort to artificial means.

[2] Die Neuzeit lebte kraft ihrer Befruchtung durch die Antike auf.

[2] The modern era lived by the antiquity of its fertilization

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