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Is it der, die oder das Bescheid?


The correct article in German of Bescheid is der. So it is der Bescheid! (nominative case)

The word Bescheid is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Bescheid?

How does the declension of Bescheid 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 der Bescheid die Bescheide
Genitive des Bescheides des Bescheids der Bescheide
Dative dem Bescheid dem Bescheide den Bescheiden
Akkusative den Bescheid die Bescheide

What is the meaning of Bescheid in German?

Bescheid has various definitions in German:

[1] Message about a decision, often the written form

[1] Nachricht über eine Entscheidung, oft auch deren schriftliche Form

[2] Considering something good to know or can

[2] Ahnung, etwas gut zu wissen oder zu können

How to use Bescheid in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bescheid with translations in English.

[1] Ich habe bei der Krankenkasse angefragt, aber offensichtlich einen falschen Bescheid erhalten.

[1] I asked the health insurance, but obviously received a wrong decision

[1] Wenn ich mehr erfahren habe, gebe ich Ihnen Bescheid.

[1] If I have learned more, I give you inform

[1] Der Bescheid über die Förderung wird per Post versendet.

[1] The decision on the promotion will be sent by post

[1] Du musst den Bescheid im Original vorlegen.

[1] You have to make the decision in the original

[1] „Das ist Sprech-Musik […] Der Verwaltungsgerichtshof spricht von ‚prävalierender Rechtswidrigkeit‘. Soll heißen: Die Bescheide der Erst- und Berufungsbehörde sind totaler Nonsens, hirnrissig, ein Armutszeugnis.“[1]

[1] "This is speech music [...] The Administrative Court speaks of, prevalious illegality is meant: The decisions of the first and appointment authority are total Nonsens, corneal, a poverty certificate." [1]

[2] Wissen Sie über die gängige Praxis Bescheid?

[2] Do you know about the usual practice

[2] Sag nichts, ich weiß schon Bescheid mit solchen Schaltungen.

[2] Do not say anything, I know with such circuits

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