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Is it der, die oder das Besuch?


The correct article in German of Besuch is der. So it is der Besuch! (nominative case)

The word Besuch is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Besuch?

How does the declension of Besuch 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 der Besuch die Besuche
Genitive des Besuchs des Besuches der Besuche
Dative dem Besuch dem Besuche den Besuchen
Akkusative den Besuch die Besuche

What is the meaning of Besuch in German?

Besuch has various definitions in German:

[1] Temporary visiting the residence of a person, temporary visiting a building or an institution on your own initiative

[1] vorübergehendes Aufsuchen des Aufenthaltsorts einer Person, vorübergehendes Aufsuchen eines Gebäudes oder einer Institution auf eigene Initiative

[2] Person or persons who work [1]

[2] Person oder Personen, die [1] tätigen

How to use Besuch in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Besuch with translations in English.

[1] Wir werden Euch einen Besuch abstatten.

[1] We will visit you

[1] Er kündigt seinen Besuch für den Nachmittag an.

[1] He quits his visit to the afternoon

[1] „Die zweite scheinbare Blamage erlitt Gall bei einem Besuche in einem Gefängnis, wo er in der Kanzlei einen Sträfling nach seiner Schädelform als technisches Genie diagnostiziert hatte.“[1]

[1] "The second apparent embarrassment suffered Gall during a visits to a prison, where he had diagnosed a convict in the law firm as a technical genius" [1]

[1] „Da ich Signora Manzoni noch nicht gesehen hatte, machte ich ihr einen Besuch und fand sie mir gegenüber unverändert.“[2]

[1] "Since I hadn't seen Signora Manzoni yet, I made her a visit and found it to myself unchanged" [2]

[2] Euer Besuch hat's ja ziemlich lange ausgehalten.

[2] Your visit has been held out for a long time

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