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Is it der, die oder das Bekanntenkreis?


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

The word Bekanntenkreis 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 Bekanntenkreis?

How does the declension of Bekanntenkreis 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 Bekanntenkreis die Bekanntenkreise
Genitive des Bekanntenkreises der Bekanntenkreise
Dative dem Bekanntenkreis dem Bekanntenkreise den Bekanntenkreisen
Akkusative den Bekanntenkreis die Bekanntenkreise

What is the meaning of Bekanntenkreis in German?

Bekanntenkreis is defined as:

[1] Quantity of people to whom someone has personal contact while maintaining a certain distance

[1] Menge der Personen, zu denen jemand unter Wahrung einer gewissen Distanz persönlichen Kontakt hat

How to use Bekanntenkreis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bekanntenkreis with translations in English.

[1] „Sie will ihren auf Kleinstadtgröße aufgeblähten Bekanntenkreis nicht vernachlässigen und trotzdem eine fleißige Chefin und Mitarbeiterin sein.“

[1] "She does not want to neglect her circle of acquaintances on small town size and still a hardworking boss and employee sore"

[1] „Jeder kennt aus seinem Bekanntenkreis den sozusagen permanenten Witz-Erzähler, der immer und überall einen Witz bereithält und anzubringen sucht.“

[1] "Everyone knows from their circle of acquaintances the permanent joke narrator, so to speak, who always and everywhere has a joke ready and seeks to attach"

[1] „Seit aber vertrauenswürdige Personen meines engsten Bekanntenkreises mich taktvoll auf gewisse Veränderungen meiner Gesichtszüge hinweisen, wurde mir mit schmerzhafter Deutlichkeit klar, dass auch ich nun zu den Opfern unseres Berufes zähle.“

[1] "However, since trustworthy people of my closest circle of friends tactfully point me out to certain changes in my facial features, it became clear to me with painful clarity that I too are now tough on the victims of our profession"

[1] „Die alten Grandseigneurs aus Pierres Bekanntenkreis sassen ruhig da, sahen bald diesen, bald jenen an, und ihr Gesichtsausdruck besagte meistens nichts anderes, als dass sie es sehr heiss fanden.“

[1] "The old Grandsigneurs from Pierre's circle of friends sat calmly, soon looked at this, soon to those, and their facial expression usually said nothing other than that they found it very hot"

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