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Is it der, die oder das Bekämpfung?


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

The word Bekämpfung 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 Bekämpfung?

How does the declension of Bekämpfung 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 Bekämpfung die Bekämpfungen
Genitive der Bekämpfung der Bekämpfungen
Dative der Bekämpfung den Bekämpfungen
Akkusative die Bekämpfung die Bekämpfungen

What is the meaning of Bekämpfung in German?

Bekämpfung is defined as:

[1] Plural rarely: The action of the fight (figuratively: action) against something

[1] Plural selten: die Handlung des Kämpfens (im übertragenen Sinne: Handelns) gegen etwas

How to use Bekämpfung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bekämpfung with translations in English.

[1] Die Bekämpfung der Armut des Landes ist ein aktuelles Thema.

[1] Combating the poverty of the country is a current topic

[1] „In den beiden Weltkriegen galt die Bekämpfung von Überwasserschiffen als vorrangig.“

[1] "In the two world wars, the fight against overwater ships was considered priority"

[1] „Bislang führte die Bekämpfung von Bakterien durch Phagen in westlichen Industrieländern ein Schattendasein.“

[1] "So far, the combating of bacteria through phages in western industrialized countries has led a shadowy state" "

[1] „Die Bekämpfung von Kartellen und die Schaffung von Rechtssicherheit sieht er als staatliche Aufgaben.“

[1] "He sees the fight against cartels and the creation of legal certainty as a state tasks"

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