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Is it der, die oder das Behauptung?


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

The word Behauptung 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 Behauptung?

How does the declension of Behauptung 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 Behauptung die Behauptungen
Genitive der Behauptung der Behauptungen
Dative der Behauptung den Behauptungen
Akkusative die Behauptung die Behauptungen

What is the meaning of Behauptung in German?

Behauptung is defined as:

[1] Linguistic statement, with which a fact is specified, without providing evidence or justifications

[1] sprachliche Äußerung, mit der eine Tatsache vorgegeben wird, ohne dass dazu Beweise oder Begründungen geliefert werden

How to use Behauptung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Behauptung with translations in English.

[1] Das ist nur eine Behauptung, für die es keine Beweise gibt.

[1] This is just a claim for which there is no evidence

[1] „Bis zum Wochenende blieben die Verantwortlichen aber bei ihrer Behauptung, dass der zulässige Schadstoffgrenzwert dabei nicht überschritten wurde.“

[1] "By the weekend, however, those responsible remained in their assertion that the permissible pollutant limit was not exceeded"

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