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Is it der, die oder das Berührung?


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

The word Berührung 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 Berührung?

How does the declension of Berührung 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 Berührung die Berührungen
Genitive der Berührung der Berührungen
Dative der Berührung den Berührungen
Akkusative die Berührung die Berührungen

What is the meaning of Berührung in German?

Berührung has various definitions in German:

[1] Event when several things got together (also abstract)

[1] Ereignis, wenn mehrere Dinge aneinandergeraten (auch abstrakt)

[2] action to be involved in [1]

[2] Handlung, an [1] beteiligt zu sein

[3] Social contact

[3] sozialer Kontakt

[4] mention

[4] Erwähnung

How to use Berührung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Berührung with translations in English.

[1] Die Berührung von heißem Fett und Wasser ist in jeden Fall zu vermeiden.

[1] The touch of hot fat and water can be avoided in any case

[2] Die Berührung der Anlage ist verboten.

[2] The touch of the system is prohibited

[2] „Die Berührung mit der Zungenspitze durchfuhr sie wie ein elektrischer Schlag.“

[2] "The touch with the tip of the tongue passed through it like an electrical paper"

[2] „Die Berührung machte ihn ganz high.“

[2] "The touch made him very high"

[2] „Die vier Evangelisten berichten, wie Christus unter anderem Gelähmte und Blinde durch seine Anwesenheit oder durch Berührung von ihren Leiden befreit hat.“

[2] "The four evangelists report how Christ, among other things, frees paralyzed and blind through his presence or by touching their suffering"

[3] „Als Drachenflieger kommt man mit dem Luftfahrtbundesamt bei einem Unfall in Berührung, weil das Luftfahrtbundesamt für die Flugunfalluntersuchungen zuständig ist.“

[3] "As a kite flyer, the Federal Aviation Authority comes into contact with an accident because the Federal Aviation Office is responsible for the flight accident examinations"

[3] Die Mitgliedschaft in einem Verein bringt viele Menschen in Berührung zueinander.

[3] Membership in a club brings many people into contact with each other

[4] Die Berührung dieses Themas war ihm peinlich.

[4] The touch of this topic was embarrassing to him

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