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Is it der, die oder das Bestechung?


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

The word Bestechung 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 Bestechung?

How does the declension of Bestechung 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 Bestechung die Bestechungen
Genitive der Bestechung der Bestechungen
Dative der Bestechung den Bestechungen
Akkusative die Bestechung die Bestechungen

What is the meaning of Bestechung in German?

Bestechung is defined as:

[1] granting benefits to officials with expected consideration

[1] Vorteilsgewährung an Amtsträger mit zu erwartender Gegenleistung

How to use Bestechung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bestechung with translations in English.

[1] Noch heute wird so manches Amt durch Bestechung erkauft.

[1] Even today, many office is bought through bribes

[1] Anklage erhoben hat die Staatsanwaltschaft nicht allein gegen den Juraprofessor, sondern auch gegen die beiden Studentinnen - wegen Bestechung.

[1] The public prosecutor's office did not solely against the Jura professor, but also against the two students - because of bribes

[1] „Weil er weder die Zuzugsgenehmigung noch einen Entlassungsschein vorweisen kann, stellt er im Sinne der Gesetzes eine Unperson dar; es kostet mich Wochen und am Ende eine handfeste Bestechung, um diesen Zustand zu ändern.“

[1] "Because he can neither show the move permit nor a discharge certificate, he provides an unpersons in the sense of the law. It costs me weeks and in the end a tangible bribery to change this condition

[1] „Die Bestechungen gingen ganz öffentlich vor sich.“

[1] "The bribery went very publicly"

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