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Is it der, die oder das Betrügerei?


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

The word Betrügerei 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 Betrügerei?

How does the declension of Betrügerei 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 Betrügerei die Betrügereien
Genitive der Betrügerei der Betrügereien
Dative der Betrügerei den Betrügereien
Akkusative die Betrügerei die Betrügereien

What is the meaning of Betrügerei in German?

Betrügerei has various definitions in German:

[1] Several/many actions in which someone/others are led behind light and brought about rights

[1] mehrere/viele Handlungen, bei denen jemand/andere hinters Licht geführt und um rechtmäßigen Besitz gebracht wird/werden

[2] action, the meaning [1] fulfilled

[2] Handlung, die Bedeutung [1] erfüllt

How to use Betrügerei in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Betrügerei with translations in English.

[1] „Er hatte viel mehr Glück als sein Bruder Ludwig, der wegen Betrügereien im Bergwerk ins Gefängnis kam.“

[1] "He was much more lucky than his brother Ludwig, who was in prison for fraud in the mine"

[2] „Ich hatte ein kleines Haus gemietet, wo ich eine Pharaobank unter Halbpart-Beteiligung eines Berufsspielers auflegte, der mich vor den Betrügereien gewisser überheblicher Aristokraten schützte, denen gegenüber ein einfacher Privatmann in meinem lieben Vaterland immer unrecht hat.“

[2] "I had rented a small house where I put on a Pharaobaank with a half-part participation of a professional who protected me from the fraud of certain arrogant aristocrats, who always has wrongly in my dear fatherland"

[2] „Er wurde fälschlich aller möglichen Betrügereien angeklagt.“

[2] "He was incorrectly accused of all possible scams"

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