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Is it der, die oder das Bestandsaufnahme?


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

The word Bestandsaufnahme 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 Bestandsaufnahme?

How does the declension of Bestandsaufnahme 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 Bestandsaufnahme die Bestandsaufnahmen
Genitive der Bestandsaufnahme der Bestandsaufnahmen
Dative der Bestandsaufnahme den Bestandsaufnahmen
Akkusative die Bestandsaufnahme die Bestandsaufnahmen

What is the meaning of Bestandsaufnahme in German?

Bestandsaufnahme has various definitions in German:

[1] Economy: physical inventory by counting, measuring, weighing

[1] Wirtschaft: körperliche Inventur durch Zählen, Messen, Wiegen

[2] A critical analysis of the status quo

[2] eine kritische Analyse des Status quo

How to use Bestandsaufnahme in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bestandsaufnahme with translations in English.

[1] Das Ergebnis der Bestandsaufnahme fließt in die Bilanz ein.

[1] The result of the inventory flows into the balance sheet

[2] Nehmen Sie bitte eine aktuelle Bestandsaufnahme Ihrer Stärken und Schwächen vor.

[2] Please take a current inventory of your strengths and weaknesses

[2] Als erstes wird eine Bestandsaufnahme zur Verkehrssituation in Auftrag gegeben.

[2] First of all, an inventory of the traffic situation is commissioned

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