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Is it der, die oder das Begabung?


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

The word Begabung 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 Begabung?

How does the declension of Begabung 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 Begabung die Begabungen
Genitive der Begabung der Begabungen
Dative der Begabung den Begabungen
Akkusative die Begabung die Begabungen

What is the meaning of Begabung in German?

Begabung is defined as:

[1] Above average, special skills

[1] überdurchschnittliche, besondere Fähigkeiten

How to use Begabung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Begabung with translations in English.

[1] Er hat eine besondere Begabung für Sprachen.

[1] He has a special talent for language

[1] „Die Bilanz aller Auskünfte rechtfertigt jedenfalls die Annahme, daß der Grund für das frühe Außenseitertum, in dem Siggi J. sich vorfand, einzig und allein in seiner Begabung zu suchen ist.“

[1] "In any case, the balance sheet of all information justifies the assumption that the reason for the early outsider in which Siggi Jä found itself was only to be found in his talent."

[1] „Nach dem Krieg diente er dem Münchner Reichswehrkommando wegen seiner rednerischen Begabung zunächst als Schulungsredner.“

[1] "After the war, he served the Munich Reichswehr Command as a training speaker because of his talking talent"

[1] „Er war ein eleganter Bonvivant geworden und schien eine echte Begabung für die Leitung eines Hotels zu haben.“

[1] "He had become an elegant bonvivant and seemed to have a real talent for the management of a hotel"

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