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Is it der, die oder das Betätigung?


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

The word Betätigung 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 Betätigung?

How does the declension of Betätigung 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 Betätigung die Betätigungen
Genitive der Betätigung der Betätigungen
Dative der Betätigung den Betätigungen
Akkusative die Betätigung die Betätigungen

What is the meaning of Betätigung in German?

Betätigung has various definitions in German:

[1] Employment/occupation with a specific task

[1] Beschäftigung/Befassung mit einer bestimmten Aufgabe

[2] Technology: operation/start -up of a technical system

[2] Technik: Betrieb/Ingangsetzen einer technischen Anlage

How to use Betätigung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Betätigung with translations in English.

[1] Sportliche Betätigung ist wichtig für die Fitness.

[1] Sports activity is important for the fitness.

[1] Nebenberufliche Betätigung ist unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen erlaubt.

[1] part -time activity is permitted under certain conditions

[2] Durch Betätigung eines Schalters kann man die Anlage in Betrieb setzen.

[2] By pressing a switch, the system can be put into operation

[2] Nicht immer führt die Betätigung eines Geldautomaten zum gewünschten Erfolg.

[2] The actuation of an ATM does not always lead to the desired success

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