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Is it der, die oder das Besiedlung?


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

The word Besiedlung 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 Besiedlung?

How does the declension of Besiedlung 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 Besiedlung die Besiedlungen
Genitive der Besiedlung der Besiedlungen
Dative der Besiedlung den Besiedlungen
Akkusative die Besiedlung die Besiedlungen

What is the meaning of Besiedlung in German?

Besiedlung is defined as:

[1] A process of locating residents with a subsequent increase

[1] ein Prozess des ortsbezogenen Niederlassens von Lebewesen mit anschließender Vermehrung

How to use Besiedlung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Besiedlung with translations in English.

[1] „Die irreguläre Besiedlung des Ortes, der Jahr für Jahr weiter wuchs, weil Menschen den Busch verließen und sich hier ansässig machten, war ein typisches Beispiel für Verwahrlosung, Perspektivlosigkeit und schlechte Verwaltung.“

[1] "The irregular colonization of the place, which continued to grow year after year because people left the bush and made themselves based here, was a typical example of neglect, lack of prospects and bad administration"

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