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Is it der, die oder das Bescheidenheit?


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

The word Bescheidenheit 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 Bescheidenheit?

How does the declension of Bescheidenheit 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 Bescheidenheit
Genitive der Bescheidenheit
Dative der Bescheidenheit
Akkusative die Bescheidenheit

What is the meaning of Bescheidenheit in German?

Bescheidenheit is defined as:

[1] unobtrusive restraint

[1] unaufdringliche Zurückhaltung

How to use Bescheidenheit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bescheidenheit with translations in English.

[1] Diese Bescheidenheit war für einen erfolgreichen Geschäftsmann ungewöhnlich.

[1] This modesty was unusual for a successful businessman

[1] „Bescheidenheit lehrt ein kurzer Rückblick auf die reichhaltigen Überlieferungen aus früheren Epochen.“

[1] "Modesty teaches a brief review of the rich traditions from previous epoch" "

[1] „Bescheidenheit ist eine Zier, doch weiter kommt man ohne ihr.“ (Erich Kästner)

[1] "Modesty is an ornament, but you can get further without yours" (Erich Kästner)

[1] „Was die Wirkung oder Wirkungen von Sprachkritik und populärer Stillehre auf den allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch betrifft, scheint in der Tat Bescheidenheit angebracht.“

[1] "As far as the effects or effects of language criticism and popular breastfeeding are concerned on general language use, indeed seems to be modesty"

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