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Is it der, die oder das Begnadigung?


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

The word Begnadigung 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 Begnadigung?

How does the declension of Begnadigung 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 Begnadigung die Begnadigungen
Genitive der Begnadigung der Begnadigungen
Dative der Begnadigung den Begnadigungen
Akkusative die Begnadigung die Begnadigungen

What is the meaning of Begnadigung in German?

Begnadigung is defined as:

[1] The issuing or reducing of a (legally binding) penal system

[1] das Erlassen oder Mindern einer (rechtskräftig) verhängten Strafe; Straferlassung

How to use Begnadigung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Begnadigung with translations in English.

[1] Anlässlich des Staatsjubiläums gab es viele Begnadigungen durch das Staatsoberhaupt.

[1] On the occasion of the state anniversary, there were many pardons by the head of state

[1] „Schließlich brach ich das Schweigen und fragte sie, ob ich auf Begnadigung rechnen könne.“

[1] "After all, I broke the silence and asked her if I could count on pardon"

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