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Is it der, die oder das Betrübnis?


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

The word Betrübnis 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 Betrübnis?

How does the declension of Betrübnis 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 Betrübnis die Betrübnisse
Genitive der Betrübnis der Betrübnisse
Dative der Betrübnis den Betrübnissen
Akkusative die Betrübnis die Betrübnisse

What is the meaning of Betrübnis in German?

Betrübnis is defined as:

[1] Lifted: If you are sad

[1] gehoben: wenn man über etwas betrübt ist

How to use Betrübnis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Betrübnis with translations in English.

[1] „Umso mehr soll der sich betrüben, der sich empört hat gegen den Großen Herrn, und der seinen Wandel verdorben hat vor ihm, obwohl der ihm Huld erwies; darum betrübe er sich allezeit. Und wisse, daß die Stufen und Grade der Buße der Größe der Bitternis und der Betrübnis über die begangenen Übertretungen entsprechen; denn die Betrübnis kommt aus der Reinheit der obersten Seele und der Heilige – gepriesen ist Er! – erbarmt sich über den Menschen, wenn seine Seele im Leid liegt.“

[1] “The more should be grieved that was outraged against the great gentleman, and who spoiled his change before him, even though the deal with him, he allows him to do so and knew that the levels and correspond to the penance of the size of the bitterness and the sadness of the violations committed; Because the sadness comes from the purity of the top soul and the saint - praised - is mercy on people when his soul lies in suffering. ”

[1] „Ein Sonnenschein lag über dem Hause Carayon, und Victoire vergaß aller Betrübnis, die vorausgegangen war.“

[1] "A sunshine was above Carayon, and Victoire forgot all sadness that was preceded by"

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