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Is it der, die oder das Begräbnis?


The correct article in German of Begräbnis is das. So it is das Begräbnis! (nominative case)

The word Begräbnis is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Begräbnis?

How does the declension of Begräbnis 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 das Begräbnis die Begräbnisse
Genitive des Begräbnisses der Begräbnisse
Dative dem Begräbnis dem Begräbnisse den Begräbnissen
Akkusative das Begräbnis die Begräbnisse

What is the meaning of Begräbnis in German?

Begräbnis has various definitions in German:

[1] process to put a deceased in a grave

[1] Vorgang, einen Verstorbenen in ein Grab zu legen

[2] Outdated meaning: for a body of specific space

[2] veraltete Bedeutung: für eine Leiche bestimmter Platz

How to use Begräbnis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Begräbnis with translations in English.

[1] Das Begräbnis meiner Großmutter war sehr feierlich.

[1] My grandmother's funeral was very solemn

[1] „In den frühen Morgenstunden packte er kalt entschlossen statt der Schulsachen ein paar Kleider in seinen Ranzen, dazu alles Geld, das er sich insgeheim mühsam zusammengespart hatte, und verließ sein Elternhaus, um fast drei Jahrzehnte lang nicht wiederzukehren, auch nicht zum Begräbnis seiner Mutter.“

[1] “In the early hours of the morning he grabbed a few clothes in his satchel instead of his schooly things, plus all the money that he had painstakingly saved, and left his parents' house not to return for almost three decades, not even to Funeral of his mother's "

[1] „Als er ging, stand fest, daß wir am Begräbnis von Ditte teilnehmen würden.“

[1] "When he went, it was clear that we would participate in the funeral of Ditte"

[2] „Ihr Körper schläft in Capulets Begräbnis, / Und ihr unsterblich Teil lebt bei den Engeln.“

[2] "Your body sleeps in Capulet's funeral, / and your immortal part lives with the Engelnä"

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