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Is it der, die oder das Beständigkeit?


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

The word Beständigkeit 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 Beständigkeit?

How does the declension of Beständigkeit 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 Beständigkeit
Genitive der Beständigkeit
Dative der Beständigkeit
Akkusative die Beständigkeit

What is the meaning of Beständigkeit in German?

Beständigkeit has various definitions in German:

[1] Resistance, stability

[1] Widerstandsfähigkeit, Stabilität

[2] constant regularity

[2] konstante Regelmäßigkeit

How to use Beständigkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Beständigkeit with translations in English.

[1] Glas zeigt eine hohe Beständigkeit gegen sehr viele Säuren.

[1] Glass shows a high resistance to many acids

[2] „Vielleicht ist der Wunsch nach Beständigkeit so groß, dass Menschen froh sind, wenn Namen, an die sie sich gewöhnt haben, weiter in der Zeitung stehen.“

[2] "Perhaps the desire for resistance is so great that people are happy when names that they have got used to continue to stand in the newspaper"

[2] „Am Samstagabend verließ mich seine Tochter mit einer traurigeren Miene als sonst und wandte das Gesicht ab, als ich ihr einen Kuß geben wollte, mit dem ich sie doch nur meiner Beständigkeit zu versichern suchte.“

[2] "On Saturday evening, his daughter left me with a sadier expression than usual and turned my face when I wanted to give her a kiss with which I just sought to insure her resistance"

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