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Is it der, die oder das Beirut?

The article is needed if "Beirut" in a certain quality, at a certain time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. usually, no article is used.

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 Beirut?

How does the declension of Beirut 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) Beirut
Genitive (des Beirut) (des Beiruts) Beiruts
Dative (dem) Beirut
Akkusative (das) Beirut

What is the meaning of Beirut in German?

Beirut is defined as:

[1] Capital of the Lebanon

[1] Hauptstadt des Libanons

How to use Beirut in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Beirut with translations in English.

[1] „In Beirut war eine Autobombe explodiert, und nun zeigten sie die zertrümmerten Häuser, die weinenden Augenzeugen, die zerrissenen Leichen.“

[1] "A car bomb had exploded in Beirut, and now they showed the smashed houses, the crying eyewitnesses, the torn corpses"

[1] „Diese Süßigkeiten da habe ich letzte Woche aus Beirut mitgebracht.“

[1] "I brought these sweets from Beirut last week"

[1] „Einen ganzen Monat verbrachte ich in Beirut damit, durch die Stadt zu streifen, sie kennenzulernen.“

[1] "I spent a whole month in Beirut to roam through the city, to know them"

[1] „Die jüngsten Turbulenzen in Beirut nähren aber offenbar so sehr die Furcht vor einer neuen bürgerkriegsartigen Eskalation, dass beide Führer sich entschlossen haben, in einer gemeinsamen Mission die Gemüter im Libanon zu beruhigen.“

[1] "The latest turbulence in Beirut apparently nourished the fear of a new civil war -like escalation that both leaders have decided to calm down the minds in Lebanon in a joint mission"

[1] „Wenige Tage zuvor hatten der saudische König und der syrische Diktator Beirut besucht, um vor Abenteuern zu warnen.“

[1] "A few days earlier, the Saudi king and the Syrian dictator Beirut had visited to warn against adventures"

[1] „Der Kinofilm Caramel von Regisseurin und Hauptdarstellerin Nadine Labaki spielt in einem Beauty-Salon in Beirut und zeigt das Alltagsleben von fünf Frauen im Libanon.“

[1] "The cinema film Caramel by director and leading actress Nadine Labaki plays in a beauty salon in Beirut and shows the everyday life of five women in Lebanonland"

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Pictures or photos of Beirut

[1] Sehenswürdigkeiten Beiruts
[1] Sehenswürdigkeiten Beiruts

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