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Is it der, die oder das Behörde?


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

The word Behörde 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 Behörde?

How does the declension of Behörde 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 Behörde die Behörden
Genitive der Behörde der Behörden
Dative der Behörde den Behörden
Akkusative die Behörde die Behörden

What is the meaning of Behörde in German?

Behörde is defined as:

[1] Institution that performs the tasks of public administration

[1] Institution, die Aufgaben der öffentlichen Verwaltung wahrnimmt

How to use Behörde in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Behörde with translations in English.

[1] Ausschließlich die zuständige Behörde kann solche Maßnahmen ergreifen.

[1] Only the competent authority can take such measures

[1] „Manchen Anwälten entziehen die Behörden die Lizenz, wenn man glaubt, dass es mit den Veränderungen reicht.“

[1] "Some lawyers deprive the authorities if you think it is enough with the changes"

[1] „Am Donnerstagabend verabschiedete der Bundestag eine Novelle, die es Behörden ermöglicht, Verbraucher schneller über Fälle von Etikettenschwindel zu informieren.“

[1] "On Thursday evening, the Bundestag adopted a novella that enables authorities to inform consumers more about cases of label swindling" faster "

[1] „Die Aufsicht über den Religionsunterricht wurde den staatlichen Behörden überschrieben.“

[1] "The supervision of religious education was overwritten by the state authorities"

[1] „Auch nach Aufhebung des Ausnahmezustands im Jahr 2011 verboten die Behörden weiterhin Demonstrationen in Algier und beriefen sich dabei auf ein Dekret aus dem Jahr 2001.“

[1] "Even after the state of emergency was lifted in 2011, the authorities continued to prohibit demonstrations in Algiers and referred to a decree from 2001oon"

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Pictures or photos of Behörde

[1] Die Behörde für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt in Hamburg
[1] Die Behörde für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt in Hamburg

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