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Is it der, die oder das Begehren?


The correct article in German of Begehren is das. So it is das Begehren! (nominative case)

The word Begehren is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Begehren?

How does the declension of Begehren 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 das Begehren die Begehren
Genitive des Begehrens der Begehren
Dative dem Begehren den Begehren
Akkusative das Begehren die Begehren

What is the meaning of Begehren in German?

Begehren has various definitions in German:

[1] Lifted: A violent desire for something or someone

[1] gehoben: ein heftiges Verlangen nach etwas oder jemandem

[2] Outingly: an inquiry, a request for something that is addressed to someone

[2] veraltend: eine Anfrage, ein Ersuchen um etwas, das an jemanden gerichtet wird

How to use Begehren in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Begehren with translations in English.

[1] Diktatoren fallen häufig durch ein starkes Begehren nach Macht auf.

[1] Dictators often fall through a strong desire to power

[1] „Edmee’s Kälte hatte sein Begehren nach ihr nur gesteigert, er dachte also das gleiche Mittel anzuwenden, und er zweifelte nicht, daß der Gedanke, ihn zu verlieren, seine Braut einsehen machen werde, was sie an ihm besitze.“

[1] "Edmee’s cold had only increased his desire after her, so he thought the same means to apply, and he had no doubt that the thought of losing him would make his bride see what she had in him"

[2] Über das US-Justizministerium erreichte das Begehren die Schweizer Behörden.

[2] About the U.S. Ministry of Justice, the request reached the Swiss authorities

[2] Der Butler öffnete uns die Tür und wir richteten unser Begehren an ihn.

[2] The butler opened the door to us and we addressed our desire to him

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