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Is it der, die oder das Begleitung?


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

The word Begleitung 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 Begleitung?

How does the declension of Begleitung 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 Begleitung die Begleitungen
Genitive der Begleitung der Begleitungen
Dative der Begleitung den Begleitungen
Akkusative die Begleitung die Begleitungen

What is the meaning of Begleitung in German?

Begleitung has various definitions in German:

[1] Music: Additional supportive voice in a melody

[1] Musik: zusätzliche unterstützende Stimme in einer Melodie

[2] One or more people who go or travel with someone

[2] ein oder mehrere Personen, die mit jemanden mitgehen oder verreisen

[3] One or more people who take care of or protect someone

[3] ein oder mehrere Personen, die auf jemanden aufpassen oder beschützen

How to use Begleitung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Begleitung with translations in English.

[1] Hätte Klaus Erika auf der Gitarre nicht begleitet, hätte sie ohne Begleitung singen müssen.

[1] If Klaus Erika had not accompanied on the guitar, she would have had to sing without accompaniment

[2] Großvater reist am liebsten in Begleitung.

[2] Grandfather preferred to travel accompanied

[2] „Als Pierre den Kaiser sah, verliess er gerade in Begleitung zweier Kaufleute den Saal.“

[2] "When Pierre saw the emperor, he left the hall when accompanied by two merchants"

[2] „Acht Tage später erschien er eine Stunde vor Mitternacht in Begleitung eines Abate wieder bei mir.“

[2] "Eight days later he appeared again an hour before midnight accompanied by an abate with Mirä"

[3] „Lisa ist eine Begleitung und will nach Gomera und Müller ist allein, das schweißt uns zusammen.“

[3] "Lisa is an accompaniment and wants to go to Gomera and Müller alone, that welds us together"

[3] „Indem trat ein Sergeant ein, dem die Indianer in Begleitung zweier Milizen folgten.“

[3] "By entering an Sergeant, who followed the Indians accompanied by two militias"

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