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Is it der, die oder das Besonnenheit?


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

The word Besonnenheit 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 Besonnenheit?

How does the declension of Besonnenheit 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 Besonnenheit die Besonnenheiten
Genitive der Besonnenheit der Besonnenheiten
Dative der Besonnenheit den Besonnenheiten
Akkusative die Besonnenheit die Besonnenheiten

What is the meaning of Besonnenheit in German?

Besonnenheit is defined as:

[1] Property/attitude to do nothing to do so

[1] Eigenschaft/Haltung, nichts unüberlegt zu tun

How to use Besonnenheit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Besonnenheit with translations in English.

[1] „Sie rieten zur Besonnenheit und forderten die Truppen auf, Soldatenräte zu bilden und deren Anweisungen zu gehorchen.“

[1] "They advised prudence and asked the troops to form soldiers' councils and their instructions to obey" "

[1] „Vor seinem düsteren Hintergrund erzählt dieses Buch vom Mitgefühl und vom Mut, von der Besonnenheit und der Energie zum Handeln, von der Stärke der Schwachen.“

[1] "Against its dark background, this book tells of compassion and courage, prudence and energy to act, about the strength of the weakness"

[1] „Als Canondah jedoch sich vor ihm niederließ und in die wohlbekannten Töne des Nachtgesanges ausbrach, schien sie ihre ganze Besonnenheit zu verlieren.“

[1] "However, when Canondah settled in front of him and broke out into the well -known tones of the night singing, she seemed to lose her full prudence"

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