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Is it der, die oder das Betrieb?


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

The word Betrieb 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 Betrieb?

How does the declension of Betrieb 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 Betrieb die Betriebe
Genitive des Betriebes des Betriebs der Betriebe
Dative dem Betrieb dem Betriebe den Betrieben
Akkusative den Betrieb die Betriebe

What is the meaning of Betrieb in German?

Betrieb has various definitions in German:

[1] No plural: productive activity, busy

[1] kein Plural: produktive Tätigkeit, Geschäftigkeit

[2] Economy: place, society, company, production facility, where you can carry out productive activity

[2] Wirtschaft: Ort, Gesellschaft, Firma, Produktionsstätte, wo man produktive Tätigkeit ausführt

[3] No plural: The phase from commissioning to the shutdown of a system

[3] kein Plural: die Phase von der Inbetriebnahme bis zur Stilllegung einer Anlage

[4] colloquially, transferred: activity, activity, action

[4] umgangssprachlich, übertragen: Betriebsamkeit, Aktivität, Handlung

How to use Betrieb in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Betrieb with translations in English.

[1] Auf dem Jahrmarkt herrscht reger Betrieb.

[1] There is a lot of business at the fair

[2] Der Betrieb ist geschlossen.

[2] The company is closed

[3] Der Fahrstuhl ist außer Betrieb.

[3] The elevator is out of business

[3] „Allerdings braucht die Wärmepumpe für ihren Betrieb in der Regel Strom.“

[3] "However, the heat pump usually needs electricity for your operation"

[4] Nun mach aber endlich Betrieb, wir wollen fertig werden.

[4] Now finally do business, we want to be finished

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[2] landwirtschaftlicher Betrieb

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