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Is it der, die oder das Bestrahlung?


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

The word Bestrahlung 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 Bestrahlung?

How does the declension of Bestrahlung 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 Bestrahlung die Bestrahlungen
Genitive der Bestrahlung der Bestrahlungen
Dative der Bestrahlung den Bestrahlungen
Akkusative die Bestrahlung die Bestrahlungen

What is the meaning of Bestrahlung in German?

Bestrahlung has various definitions in German:

[1] The irradiation or irradiation

[1] das Bestrahlen oder Bestrahltwerden

[2] Medicine: radiation therapy as treatment for mostly cancer

[2] Medizin: Strahlentherapie als Behandlung bei meist Krebserkrankungen

How to use Bestrahlung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bestrahlung with translations in English.

[1] Bei der Bestrahlung ist es wichtig, die Apparatur exakt auszurichten, damit genau der vorher bestimmte Ort bestrahlt wird.

[1] When it is irradiated, it is important to precisely align the apparatus so that exactly the previously determined place is irradiated

[2] Der Patient muss am Montag zur Bestrahlung ins Krankenhaus.

[2] The patient must be hospitalized on Monday for radiation

[2] Leider hat die Bestrahlung Nebenwirkungen.

[2] Unfortunately, the radiation has side effects

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