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Is it der, die oder das Beschimpfung?


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

The word Beschimpfung 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 Beschimpfung?

How does the declension of Beschimpfung 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 Beschimpfung die Beschimpfungen
Genitive der Beschimpfung der Beschimpfungen
Dative der Beschimpfung den Beschimpfungen
Akkusative die Beschimpfung die Beschimpfungen

What is the meaning of Beschimpfung in German?

Beschimpfung has various definitions in German:

[1] Insulting, abuse

[1] das Beschimpfen, Schmähen

[2] The words that serve to insult

[2] die Worte, die dem Beschimpfen dienen

How to use Beschimpfung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Beschimpfung with translations in English.

[1] Aber das Ansehen des Staatschefs hat sowohl durch unflätige Beschimpfungen von Journalisten gelitten als auch durch den Missbrauch des Parteiapparats:

[1] But the reputation of the head of state suffered both through unfavorable insults by journalists and from the abuse of the party apparatus:

[1] „Eine Beleidigung kann auch auf einem Missverständnis beruhen, während eine Beschimpfung nicht missverstanden werden kann - die Kränkung ist beabsichtigt.“

[1] "An insult can also be based on a misunderstanding, while an insult cannot be misunderstood - the insult is intended"

[1] „Die Fahrgäste drängelten und brüllten, die Tunesier wechselten dabei mühelos zwischen französischen und arabischen Beschimpfungen hin und her.“

[1] "The passengers pushed and roared, the Tunisians changed effortlessly between French and Arabic insults back and forth"

[1] „Es wäre ihnen als eine Beschimpfung seines Andenkens erschienen, überhaupt die Möglichkeit einer Zukunft zuzugeben.“

[1] "It would have appeared to them as an insult to his memory to add the possibility of a future at all"

[2] Beschimpfungen wie "alte Sau" können bis zu 2500 Euro kosten.

[2] insults such as "old sow" can cost up to 2500 euros

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