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Is it der, die oder das Beitrag?


The correct article in German of Beitrag is der. So it is der Beitrag! (nominative case)

The word Beitrag is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Beitrag?

How does the declension of Beitrag 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 der Beitrag die Beiträge
Genitive des Beitrags des Beitrages der Beiträge
Dative dem Beitrag den Beiträgen
Akkusative den Beitrag die Beiträge

What is the meaning of Beitrag in German?

Beitrag has various definitions in German:

[1a] amount of money that has to be paid for membership in an association, participation in an event (for example at a conference) or the like

[1a] Geldbetrag, der für die Mitgliedschaft in einem Verein, die Teilnahme an einer Veranstaltung (zum Beispiel an einer Tagung) oder dergleichen gezahlt werden muss

[1b] Mostly plural: amount of money, which the insured person and his employer have paid for membership or the insurance company with a social security institution must be paid to social security contributions

[1b] meist Plural: Geldbetrag, der vom Versicherten und seinem Arbeitgeber für die Mitgliedschaft beziehungsweise die Versicherung bei einem Sozialversicherungsträger gezahlt werden muss; Sozialversicherungsbeiträge

[2] Share in a certain work or a certain development

[2] jemandes Anteil an einem bestimmten Werk oder einer bestimmten Entwicklung

[3] Publication in the media

[3] Veröffentlichung in den Medien

How to use Beitrag in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Beitrag with translations in English.

[1a] Der Beitrag für den Schützenverein beträgt 40 € jährlich.

[1a] The contribution for the shooting club is € 40 annually

[1b] Die Beiträge zur gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung sind am Anfang des Monats erhöht worden.

[1b] Contributions to statutory health insurance have been increased at the beginning of the month

[2] Brigitte B. leistet heute einen wesentlichen Beitrag zum Schutz der Tiere.

[2] Brigitte Bä now makes a significant contribution to the protection of animals.

[3] Für jede Dekade stehen im SPIEGEL herausragende Ereignisse, bedeutsame Themen, wichtige Beiträge.

[3] There are outstanding events in the mirror for every decade, important topics, important contributions

[3] „Eine endgültige Entscheidung stand jedoch zum Zeitpunkt der Drucklegung dieses Beitrags noch aus.“

[3] "However, a final decision was still available at the time of printing this article"

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