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Is it der, die oder das Beobachtung?


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

The word Beobachtung 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 Beobachtung?

How does the declension of Beobachtung 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 Beobachtung die Beobachtungen
Genitive der Beobachtung der Beobachtungen
Dative der Beobachtung den Beobachtungen
Akkusative die Beobachtung die Beobachtungen

What is the meaning of Beobachtung in German?

Beobachtung has various definitions in German:

[1] No plural: targeted, conscious examination, perception of something

[1] kein Plural: gezielte, bewusste Untersuchung, Wahrnehmung von etwas

[2] Result of [1] olee what was observed

[2] Ergebnis von [1]; das, was beobachtet wurde

[3] Following (for example of regulations)

[3] Befolgung (zum Beispiel von Vorschriften)

How to use Beobachtung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Beobachtung with translations in English.

[1] Beobachtung ist ein wesentlicher Teil wissenschaftlicher Arbeit.

[1] Observation is an essential part of scientific work

[1] „Erst eine Theorie macht überhaupt eine Beobachtung zu einem geeigneten Datum.“

[1] "Only a theory makes an observation into a suitable date"

[1] „Gerade dieses Exemplar zeichnete sich durch seine besondere Standorttreue aus, was die weitere Beobachtung naturgemäß deutlich erleichtern würde.“

[1] "This copy was characterized by its special loyalty to the location, which of course would make it much easier to observe further observation"

[2] Wir können eine neue Beobachtung mitteilen.

[2] We can report a new observation

[3] Die Beobachtung von Gesetzen wird von allen verlangt.

[3] The observation of laws is required by all

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