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Is it der, die oder das Begrüßung?


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

The word Begrüßung 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 Begrüßung?

How does the declension of Begrüßung 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 Begrüßung die Begrüßungen
Genitive der Begrüßung der Begrüßungen
Dative der Begrüßung den Begrüßungen
Akkusative die Begrüßung die Begrüßungen

What is the meaning of Begrüßung in German?

Begrüßung is defined as:

[1] Ritual (words and/or gestures) to show a person respect and welcome them

[1] Ritual (Wörter und/oder Gesten), um einer Person Respekt zu erweisen und sie willkommen zu heißen

How to use Begrüßung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Begrüßung with translations in English.

[1] Zur Begrüßung wird in manchen Ländern die Hand zum Schütteln gereicht, in einigen anderen Länder hingegen ist die Begrüßung eine Verbeugung.

[1] As a greeting, the hand is shaken in some countries, in some other countries the greeting is a bow

[1] Zur Begrüßung küsste Eva ihm auf die Wangen.

[1] As a greeting, Eva kissed him on the cheek

[1] Zur Begrüßung erhielt jeder Gast ein Glas Sekt.

[1] As a greeting, each guest received a glass of sparkling wine

[1] „Danach klopfte er mit seinem Bambusstock, den er bei der Begrüßung wie ein englischer Offizier unter dem Arm hielt, auf sein Pult.“

[1] "Then he knocked on his desk with his bamboo bite, which he held like an English officer under his arm at the greeting,"

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