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Is it der, die oder das Begebenheit?


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

The word Begebenheit 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 Begebenheit?

How does the declension of Begebenheit 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 Begebenheit die Begebenheiten
Genitive der Begebenheit der Begebenheiten
Dative der Begebenheit den Begebenheiten
Akkusative die Begebenheit die Begebenheiten

What is the meaning of Begebenheit in German?

Begebenheit is defined as:

[1] Something that happened

[1] etwas, das sich ereignet hat

How to use Begebenheit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Begebenheit with translations in English.

[1] Es war schon eine seltsame Begebenheit.

[1] It was already a strange event

[1] Dies geschieht chronologisch, denn die Begebenheiten werden von Dadie unter dem jeweiligen Datum festgehalten, analysiert und kommentiert.

[1] This happens chronologically, because the events are recorded, analyzed and commented by Dadie under the respective date

[1] „Die Zeitzeugen liefern Text, der in direkter Beziehung zu den Begebenheiten steht.“

[1] "The contemporary witnesses provide text that stands in direct relationship with the events"

[1] „Die alte Begebenheit fiel mir jetzt ein und machte mich neugierig.“

[1] "I remembered the old event now and made me curious"

[1] „Das war ja eines der beglückendsten Dinge überhaupt, wenn man rein durch das Erinnern einer Begebenheit lachen musste.“

[1] "That was one of the most delightful things at all if you had to laugh purely by remembering an event"

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