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Is it der, die oder das Betriebsfest?


The correct article in German of Betriebsfest is das. So it is das Betriebsfest! (nominative case)

The word Betriebsfest is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Betriebsfest?

How does the declension of Betriebsfest 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 das Betriebsfest die Betriebsfeste
Genitive des Betriebsfestes des Betriebsfests der Betriebsfeste
Dative dem Betriebsfest dem Betriebsfeste den Betriebsfesten
Akkusative das Betriebsfest die Betriebsfeste

What is the meaning of Betriebsfest in German?

Betriebsfest is defined as:

[1] solemn event for all employees of a company (if necessary, outsiders are also invited)

[1] feierliche Veranstaltung für alle Mitarbeiter eines Unternehmens (gegebenenfalls sind auch Außenstehende geladen)

How to use Betriebsfest in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Betriebsfest with translations in English.

[1] „Ich bedauerte ihn, dass er trotz des Betriebsfestes am vorherigen Abend arbeiten müsse.“

[1] "I regretted that despite the company festival he had to work on the previous evening"

[1] „Ein fröhliches Betriebsfest und der Dienstalltag sind eben zwei verschiedene Dinge.“

[1] "A happy company festival and the duty day are just two different things" "

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