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Is it der, die oder das Besinnung?


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

The word Besinnung 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 Besinnung?

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

What is the meaning of Besinnung in German?

Besinnung has various definitions in German:

[1] Condition of mental presence

[1] Zustand geistiger Präsenz

[2] Quiet consideration, quiet thinking

[2] ruhige Überlegung, ruhiges Nachdenken

[3] action of the self-contemplated

[3] Handlung des Sich-Besinnens

How to use Besinnung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Besinnung with translations in English.

[1] Er kam wieder zur Besinnung.

[1] He came back to the contemplation

[2] „In großer Bewegung hatte Gordon Cécile verlassen, und erst auf dem Heimwege kam er wieder zur Besinnung und überdachte sein Benehmen.“

[2] "Gordon Cécile had left in great movement, and only on his way he came back to reflect and covered his behavior"

[2, 3] Eine Besinnung auf die demokratischen Grundwerte wäre hier angebracht.

[2, 3] A reflection on the basic democratic values ​​would be placed here

[3] „Gerade das vornehme Weiß des entblößten frühsommerlichen Beines ist als Kulturträger aus Museen, Kirchen und anderen Stätten der Besinnung, aber auch aus Heim, Straße und Büro kaum mehr wegzudenken.“

[3] "Especially the elegant white of the exposed early summer leg, as a cultural bearer of museums, churches and other sites of reflection, but also from home, street and office is hardly possible to think away"

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