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Is it der, die oder das Begrenzung?


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

The word Begrenzung 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 Begrenzung?

How does the declension of Begrenzung 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 Begrenzung die Begrenzungen
Genitive der Begrenzung der Begrenzungen
Dative der Begrenzung den Begrenzungen
Akkusative die Begrenzung die Begrenzungen

What is the meaning of Begrenzung in German?

Begrenzung has various definitions in German:

[1] The symbolically marked or physically separating edge of an area or a room

[1] der symbolisch markierte oder physisch trennende Rand einer Fläche oder eines Raumes

[2] The minimum or maximum value, the minimum or maximum number of something

[2] der minimale oder maximale Wert, die minimale oder maximale Anzahl von etwas

How to use Begrenzung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Begrenzung with translations in English.

[1] Der Randstein bildet die Begrenzung der Rasenfläche.

[1] The curb forms the limitation of the lawn area

[2] Die Begrenzung des Risikos ist im Bankensektor bitter nötig.

[2] The limitation of the risk is necessary in the banking sector

[2] „Auf dem Volkskongress in Peking hat der Staatspräsident die Begrenzung seiner Amtszeit aufheben lassen.“

[2] "At the People's Congress in Beijing, the President had the limitation of his term in office"

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