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Is it der, die oder das Beginn?


The correct article in German of Beginn is der. So it is der Beginn! (nominative case)

The word Beginn is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

The use is rare

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 Beginn?

How does the declension of Beginn 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 der Beginn die Beginne
Genitive des Beginnes des Beginns der Beginne
Dative dem Beginn dem Beginne den Beginnen
Akkusative den Beginn die Beginne

What is the meaning of Beginn in German?

Beginn is defined as:

[1] Time when something is starting or starting

[1] Zeitpunkt, an dem etwas anfängt oder gestartet wird

How to use Beginn in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Beginn with translations in English.

[1] Der Beginn der „Ära Schröder“ war in Deutschland am 27. Oktober 1998, als er zum Bundeskanzler gewählt wurde.

The beginning of the "era Schröder" was in Germany on October 27, 1998 when it was elected Chancellor.

[1] „Nicht nur Audi, die gesamte Autowelt hat sich seit Beginn des Jahrtausends verändert.“

[1] "Not only Audi, the entire car world has changed since the beginning of the millennium"

[1] „Sie warteten im Schulhof auf den Beginn der Veranstaltung.“

[1] "They were waiting for the event in the school yard"

How do you pronounce Beginn?

Beginn (Österreich)

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