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Is it der, die oder das Beliebigkeit?


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

The word Beliebigkeit is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Beliebigkeit?

How does the declension of Beliebigkeit 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 Beliebigkeit die Beliebigkeiten
Genitive der Beliebigkeit der Beliebigkeiten
Dative der Beliebigkeit den Beliebigkeiten
Akkusative die Beliebigkeit die Beliebigkeiten

What is the meaning of Beliebigkeit in German?

Beliebigkeit has various definitions in German:

[1] Linguistics: German expression of arbitrarity

[1] Linguistik: deutscher Ausdruck für Arbitrarität

[2] General: indecisiveness, fence, aimlessly with regard to various options

[2] allgemein: Unentschiedenheit, Wankelmut, Ziellosigkeit im Hinblick auf verschiedene Möglichkeiten

How to use Beliebigkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Beliebigkeit with translations in English.

[1] Beliebigkeit liegt oft im Verhältnis zwischen der Form und der Bedeutung eines sprachlichen Zeichens vor.

[1] Anyness is often in the ratio between the form and the importance of a linguistic sign

[1] Mit Beliebigkeit ist gemeint, dass zwischen der Form und der Bedeutung eines Zeichens kein Abbildverhältnis besteht. Die Lautform von „Stuhl“ z.B. bildet nicht die Bedeutung dieses Wortes ab.

[1] It means that arbitrariness means that between the shape and the meaning of a sign, no image ratio is the sound form of "chair", for example, does not reflect the meaning of this word.

[1] „Eine der Voraussetzungen dafür ist die Beliebigkeit der Verbindung von Zeichenaußenseite und Zeicheninhaltsseite…“

[1] "One of the prerequisites for this is the arbitrariness of the connection from the outside of the drawing and the content of the character ..."

[2] „Fischer hat die Grünen in die Beliebigkeit geführt, in der sie heute sind.“

[2] "Fischer led the Greens to the arbitrariness in which they are today"

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