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Is it der, die oder das Belastung?


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

The word Belastung 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 Belastung?

How does the declension of Belastung 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 Belastung die Belastungen
Genitive der Belastung der Belastungen
Dative der Belastung den Belastungen
Akkusative die Belastung die Belastungen

What is the meaning of Belastung in German?

Belastung has various definitions in German:

[1] A stress that can cause damage

[1] eine Beanspruchung, die Schaden verursachen kann

[2] Translated: Financial requirement, edition

[2] übertragen: finanzielle Anforderung, Auflage

How to use Belastung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Belastung with translations in English.

[1] Ein schwerer Sack ist eine Belastung für mich.

[1] A heavy sack is a burden for me

[1] „Doch jetzt war der fremde Schüler offenbar zu einer Belastung für ihn geworden.“

[1] "But now the foreign student had apparently become a burden for him"

[2] Die Steuern stellen für viele erhebliche finanzielle Belastungen dar.

[2] The taxes provide considerable financial burdens

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