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Is it der, die oder das Benutzung?


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

The word Benutzung 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 Benutzung?

How does the declension of Benutzung 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 Benutzung die Benutzungen
Genitive der Benutzung der Benutzungen
Dative der Benutzung den Benutzungen
Akkusative die Benutzung die Benutzungen

What is the meaning of Benutzung in German?

Benutzung is defined as:

[1] Use, use of something

[1] Gebrauch, Verwendung von etwas

How to use Benutzung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Benutzung with translations in English.

[1] Nach Ansicht der Archäologen lässt außerdem "die spätere Verfüllung dieses Durchlasses erkennen, dass dieser für mindestens 450 Jahre in Benutzung war und wahrscheinlich um 1200 aufgegeben wurde".

[1] In the opinion of the archaeologists, "the later filling of this passage has also shown that it was in use for at least 450 years and was probably abandoned by 1200"

[1] Eine simple Hygienemaßnahme mit großen Effekten: Die Benutzung von handelsüblichen Hände-Desinfektionsmitteln in Behörden mit Publikumsverkehr kann den Krankenstand deutlich reduzieren.

[1] A simple hygiene measure with large effects: the use of commercially available hands-in disinfectants in authorities with public transport can significantly reduce sick leave

[1] Durch diese Maßnahme möchte Werder Bremen auch verhindern, dass es aufgrund der Benutzung der Lärminstrumente Konflikte unter den Zuschauern gibt.

[1] With this measure, Werder Bremen also wants to prevent conflicts among the spectators from using the noisy mining instruments

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