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Is it der, die oder das Befugnis?


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

The word Befugnis 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 Befugnis?

How does the declension of Befugnis 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 Befugnis die Befugnisse
Genitive der Befugnis der Befugnisse
Dative der Befugnis den Befugnissen
Akkusative die Befugnis die Befugnisse

What is the meaning of Befugnis in German?

Befugnis is defined as:

[1] authorization to be allowed to do anything

[1] Berechtigung, Erlaubnis etwas tun zu dürfen

How to use Befugnis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Befugnis with translations in English.

[1] Er hat die Befugnis, die Sperrzone betreten zu dürfen.

[1] He has the authority to enter the blocking zone

[1] „Zunächst, in Abwesenheit ihres altgedienten Vorsitzenden, hatten die Unabhängigen es halsstarrig abgelehnt, Nichtsozialisten in die Regierung aufzunehmen, und sei es auch nur als Fachleute ohne exekutive Befugnisse.“

[1] "First, in the absence of their veteran chairman, the independent had rejected it stubbornly to include non -socialists in the government, even if only as experts without executive powers"

[1] „Im Interesse der Sicherheit wird einem jede Befugnis entzogen und jede Eigeninitiative verboten.“

[1] "In the interest of security, every authority is withdrawn and any initiative is prohibited"

[1] „Sämtliche Befugnisse der deutschen Regierung, der »des Oberkommandos der Wehrmacht, der Regierungen, Verwaltungen oder Behörden der Länder, Städte und Gemeinden« gingen an die alliierten Konkursverwalter über.“

[1] "All powers of the German government, the" of the High Command of the Wehrmacht, the governments, administrations or authorities of the federal states, cities and municipalities "went to the Allied bankruptcy administrators"

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