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Is it der, die oder das Besitzerin?


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

The word Besitzerin is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Besitzerin?

How does the declension of Besitzerin 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 Besitzerin die Besitzerinnen
Genitive der Besitzerin der Besitzerinnen
Dative der Besitzerin den Besitzerinnen
Akkusative die Besitzerin die Besitzerinnen

What is the meaning of Besitzerin in German?

Besitzerin is defined as:

[1] female person who has something in her possession

[1] weibliche Person, die etwas in ihrem Besitz hat

How to use Besitzerin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Besitzerin with translations in English.

[1] „Die Besitzerin des Geschäftes umarmte mich zum Abschied und gab mir wieder drei Schillerlocken mit.“[1]

[1] "The owner of the shop hugged me goodbye and again gave me three Schillerlocken with ." [1]

[1] „Nach vielem Hin und Her mit der Besitzerin hatte ich es geschafft, dass im Gästehaus eine Klimaanlage eingebaut wurde.“[2]

[1] "After a lot of back and forth with the owner, I managed to install air conditioning in the guest house ." [2]

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