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Is it der, die oder das Begründung?


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

The word Begründung 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 Begründung?

How does the declension of Begründung 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 Begründung die Begründungen
Genitive der Begründung der Begründungen
Dative der Begründung den Begründungen
Akkusative die Begründung die Begründungen

What is the meaning of Begründung in German?

Begründung has various definitions in German:

[1] This launching something, founding

[1] das ins Leben rufen von etwas, Gründung

[2] Specification of reasons, justification

[2] Angabe von Gründen, Rechtfertigung

How to use Begründung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Begründung with translations in English.

[1] Träumen heute wirklich weniger Menschen von der Begründung einer eigenen Familie?

[1] Today, fewer people really dream of justifying their own family

[2] Warum hast Du das gemacht? Gib mir doch bitte eine Begründung!

[2] Why did you do that, please give me a reason

[2] Dies lehnte der Senat nun mit der Begründung ab, daß eine Veröffentlichung dem Staatswohl entgegenstehe.

The Senate now refused on the grounds that a publication is opposed to the welfare of the state

[2] „Daraufhin erließ eine weitere islamistische Gruppe eine Fatwa gegen das Buch mit der Begründung, es verstieße gegen die Gesetze der Scharia und bezweifle die Existenz Gottes.“

[2] "Another Islamist group issued a Fatwa against the book on the grounds that it violated the laws of Sharia and doubt the existence of God"

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