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Is it der, die oder das Begeisterung?


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

The word Begeisterung 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 Begeisterung?

How does the declension of Begeisterung 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 Begeisterung die Begeisterungen
Genitive der Begeisterung der Begeisterungen
Dative der Begeisterung den Begeisterungen
Akkusative die Begeisterung die Begeisterungen

What is the meaning of Begeisterung in German?

Begeisterung is defined as:

[1] exuberant joy, excitement

[1] überschwängliche Freude, Erregung

How to use Begeisterung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Begeisterung with translations in English.

[1] Ich erwarte den ersten September, an dem ich meine Tätigkeit mit Begeisterung wieder aufnehmen werde.

[1] I am expecting September on September, where I will enthusiastically resume my work

[1] „Aus Joes unverhohlener Begeisterung ging deutlich hervor, dass es eine Weile her war, seit er saubere Socken getragen hatte.“

[1] "From Joe's undisguised enthusiasm it was clear that it was a while since he had worn clean socks"

[1] „Ich wollte ihm nicht zeigen, dass mit dem schwindenden Nachmittag auch meine Begeisterung abnahm.“

[1] "I did not want to show him that my enthusiasm with the dwindling afternoon"

[1] „Diese Woge der Begeisterung machte aber auch die zunehmende Spaltung der deutschen Gesellschaft offensichtlich.“

[1] "This wave of enthusiasm also made the increasing division of German society obviously"

[1] „Und nicht nur mich betrifft diese Begeisterung.“

[1] "And not just me this enthusiasm affects"

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