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Is it der, die oder das Betrag?


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

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

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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 Betrag?

How does the declension of Betrag 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 Betrag die Beträge
Genitive des Betrages des Betrags der Beträge
Dative dem Betrag dem Betrage den Beträgen
Akkusative den Betrag die Beträge

What is the meaning of Betrag in German?

Betrag has various definitions in German:

[1] In technical terms, rarely in the plural: size or extent of a quantity, a certain extent

[1] fachsprachlich, selten im Plural: Größe oder Umfang einer Menge, ein bestimmtes Ausmaß

[2] in particular: a certain amount of money

[2] insbesondere: eine bestimmte Summe an Geld

[3] Mathematics, short for absolute amount, absolute amount: distance between a number and the zero point

[3] Mathematik, kurz für absoluter Betrag, Absolutbetrag: Abstand einer Zahl zum Nullpunkt

[4] analytical geometry: length (of a vector)

[4] analytische Geometrie: Länge (eines Vektors)

How to use Betrag in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Betrag with translations in English.

[1] Aus dem Gewicht kann man dann den Betrag an Kupfer errechnen.

[1] The amount of copper can then be calculated from the weight

[2] Ich kann Ihnen das Geld in vielen kleinen oder wenigen großen Beträgen geben.

[2] I can give you the money in many small amounts or a few large amounts .

[2] Überweisen Sie bitte unverzüglich den Betrag auf unser Konto bei der Handelsbank.

[2] Please transfer the amount immediately to our account at Handelsbank.

[2] Lassen Sie uns noch eben die Beträge abstimmen, und dann können die Zahlungen raus.

[2] Let's just reconcile the amounts, and then the payments can come out .

[2] Und an welchen Betrag hatten Sie so gedacht?

[2] And what amount did you think of that ?

[2] Bei einem Betrag von 1000 € hört die Freundschaft auf.

[2] The friendship ends at an amount of 1000 €

[2] „Ein Passagier reicht ihm den ausgelegten Betrag zurück.“[2]

[2] "A passenger hands him back the amount paid ." [2]

[2] „Dafür nahm ich den Schuldschein an mich, in dem sie sich verpflichtete, mir den Betrag zu Neujahr zurückzuzahlen.“[3]

[2] "For this I took the promissory note in which she undertook to repay me the amount on New Year's Day." [3]

[3] Der Betrag der Zahl -4 ist 4, geschrieben:

[3] The amount of the number -4 is 4, written:












{\displaystyle |-4|=4}

{\ displaystyle | -4 | = 4}



[4] Den Betrag eines Vektors berechnet man mit dem Satz des Pythagoras.

[4] The magnitude of a vector is calculated using the Pythagoras . theorem

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