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Is it der, die oder das Betrachtung?


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

The word Betrachtung 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 Betrachtung?

How does the declension of Betrachtung 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 Betrachtung die Betrachtungen
Genitive der Betrachtung der Betrachtungen
Dative der Betrachtung den Betrachtungen
Akkusative die Betrachtung die Betrachtungen

What is the meaning of Betrachtung in German?

Betrachtung has various definitions in German:

[1] Looking at, looking at

[1] das Anschauen, Betrachten

[2] Art, philosophy: The aesthetic assessment of something

[2] Kunst, Philosophie: die ästhetische Beurteilung von etwas

How to use Betrachtung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Betrachtung with translations in English.

[1] „Wir können da nichts ändern, selbst wenn wir es wollten. Besser als durch beider Betrachtungen über das, was zugänglich und was verschlossen ist, was man ändern und nicht ändern kann, läßt sich die Differenz der Raumbegriffe und Raumerfahrungen von Ost- und Westdeutschen kaum ausdrücken. In Eisenhüttenstadt, wo jegliches kommerzielles Privateigentum verschwunden war, kam das ostdeutsche Raumverständnis unverkürzt zum Tragen.“

[1] “We can't change anything, even if we want it better than through both considerations about what is accessible and what is closed, what can be changed and cannot change, the difference between the spatial terms and spatial experiences of eastern and hardly express West Germans. In Eisenhüttenstadt, where any commercial private property had disappeared, the East German understanding of space came into play without abbreviation. ”

[1] „In solchen Betrachtungen erging sich der Türke, und wir verbrachten damit vier Stunden.“

[1] "The Turk was found in such considerations and we spent four hours of the hour"



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