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Is it der, die oder das Besichtigung?


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

The word Besichtigung 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 Besichtigung?

How does the declension of Besichtigung 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 Besichtigung die Besichtigungen
Genitive der Besichtigung der Besichtigungen
Dative der Besichtigung den Besichtigungen
Akkusative die Besichtigung die Besichtigungen

What is the meaning of Besichtigung in German?

Besichtigung is defined as:

[1] Event in which someone looks closely looking at something, whereby what considered was mostly released for viewing or is freely accessible

[1] Ereignis, bei dem jemand etwas genau betrachtet, wobei das Betrachtete meist zur Betrachtung freigegeben wurde oder frei zugänglich ist

How to use Besichtigung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Besichtigung with translations in English.

[1] Die Besichtigung des Museums kostet fünf Euro pro Person.

[1] Visiting the museum costs five euros per person

[1] Der Kontrolleur nimmt eine Besichtigung des Firmengeländes vor.

[1] The controller takes a visit to the company area in front

[1] Touristen haben die Möglichkeit zur Besichtigung der vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten der Stadt.

[1] Tourists have the opportunity to visit the many sights of the Stadtä

[1] „Es bleibt nur wenig Zeit für Besichtigungen.“

[1] "There is little time for sightseeing"

[1] „Er schlug Robert eine Besichtigung des Archivs vor, um ihn bei dieser Gelegenheit auch mit den übrigen Mitarbeitern bekannt zu machen.“

[1] "He proposed Robert a tour of the archive in order to make it known to the other employees on this occasion"

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