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Is it der, die oder das Beschädigung?


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

The word Beschädigung 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 Beschädigung?

How does the declension of Beschädigung 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 Beschädigung die Beschädigungen
Genitive der Beschädigung der Beschädigungen
Dative der Beschädigung den Beschädigungen
Akkusative die Beschädigung die Beschädigungen

What is the meaning of Beschädigung in German?

Beschädigung has various definitions in German:

[1] The process of damaging or being damaged

[1] der Vorgang des Beschädigens oder des Beschädigt-Werdens

[2] A damaged area on one object

[2] eine beschädigte Stelle an einem Gegenstand

How to use Beschädigung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Beschädigung with translations in English.

[1] „Besonders die Beschädigung der Tabakblätter durch Hagelschlag kann zum Totalverlust führen.“

[1] "Especially the damage to the tobacco leaves by hailstorm can lead to total loss"

[2] „Entlang den Ufern der Mobile Bay (Bucht) war die Beschädigung sehr umfangreich: Hunderte Häuser wurden überschwemmt, und tausende Boote und Docks wurden zerstört.“

[2] "The damage was very extensive along the banks of the Mobile Bay (Bay): hundreds of houses were flooded, and thousands of boats and docks were destroyed"

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