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Is it der, die oder das Besonderheit?


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

The word Besonderheit 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 Besonderheit?

How does the declension of Besonderheit 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 Besonderheit die Besonderheiten
Genitive der Besonderheit der Besonderheiten
Dative der Besonderheit den Besonderheiten
Akkusative die Besonderheit die Besonderheiten

What is the meaning of Besonderheit in German?

Besonderheit is defined as:

[1] special quality, special characteristic of something

[1] besondere Eigenschaft, spezielles Merkmal von etwas

How to use Besonderheit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Besonderheit with translations in English.

[1] Die Besonderheit an Wikipedia ist, dass jeder die Inhalte der Seiten ändern kann.

[1] What is special about Wikipedia is that anyone can change the content of the pages .

[1] Hohe Intelligenz, eine ausgeprägte Sprache und komplexe soziale Strukturen machen unter anderem die Besonderheiten des Menschen aus.

[1] A high level of intelligence, a distinctive language and complex social structures make up the special features of people .

[1] Die Besonderheit des Romans besteht in der Verwendung eines emotionalen und ausdrucksstarken Vokabulars.

[1] The specialty of the novel is the use of an emotional and expressive vocabulary

[1] Eine große Besonderheit des Mistkäfers ist, dass er über das tausendfache seines eigenen Körpergewichtes befördern kann.

[1] A special feature of the dung beetle is that it can carry over a thousand times its own body weight

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