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Is it der, die oder das Besserung?


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

The word Besserung 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 Besserung?

How does the declension of Besserung 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 Besserung die Besserungen
Genitive der Besserung der Besserungen
Dative der Besserung den Besserungen
Akkusative die Besserung die Besserungen

What is the meaning of Besserung in German?

Besserung has various definitions in German:

[1] The better area mostly of the state of health

[1] das Besserwerden; meist des Gesundheitszustandes

[2] The improvement

[2] die Verbesserung

How to use Besserung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Besserung with translations in English.

[1] Ich wünsche Ihnen eine gute Besserung und dass Sie schnell wieder ganz gesund werden.

[1] I wish you a speedy recovery and that you will quickly become very healthy again

[1] Die Seeleute hoffen auf eine baldige Besserung des Wetters, sodass sie in See stechen können.

[1] The seafarers hope for an early improvement in the weather, so that they can set sail

[1] Eine Besserung der Krise auf dem Finanzmarkt ist bisher nicht in Sicht.

[1] An improvement in the crisis on the financial market is not yet in sight

[2] Die Besserung der Lebenssituation ist eines der Hauptziele.

[2] The improvement of the life situation is one of the main targets

[2] „Wenn die Lage der russischen Armee sich nach diesem Marsch besserte, so folgt daraus keineswegs, dass dieser Marsch die Ursache der Besserung sein muss.“

[2] "If the situation of the Russian army improved after this march, it does not follow from this that this march must be the cause of improvement"

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