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Is it der, die oder das Beschaffenheit?


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

The word Beschaffenheit 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 Beschaffenheit?

How does the declension of Beschaffenheit 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 Beschaffenheit die Beschaffenheiten
Genitive der Beschaffenheit der Beschaffenheiten
Dative der Beschaffenheit den Beschaffenheiten
Akkusative die Beschaffenheit die Beschaffenheiten

What is the meaning of Beschaffenheit in German?

Beschaffenheit is defined as:

[1] Nowadays very rarely in the plural: idiosyncrasy or condition of a thing

[1] heutzutage sehr selten im Plural: Eigenart oder Zustand einer Sache

How to use Beschaffenheit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Beschaffenheit with translations in English.

[1] Die Sichtbarkeit ist die deutlich visuell wahrnehmbare Beschaffenheit.

[1] The visibility is the clearly visually perceptible quality

[1] Die beiliegende Gebrauchsanweisung gibt auch Auskunft über Herkunft, Beschaffenheit und Fragen zur Gewährleistung.

[1] The enclosed instructions for use also provides information about origin, nature and questions about the warranty

[1] Man muß sie mit allen Anlagen und Arbeiten bekannt machen, die im Kriege vorkommen können, damit sie lernen, dieselben jederzeit in der gehörigen Uebereinstimmung mit den übrigen Waffen und den Beschaffenheiten des Terrains gemäß anzuordnen.

[1] You have to make them known with all the systems and work that can occur in the war so that you learn to arrange them at any time in the right agreement with the other weapons and the nature of the terrain

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