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Is it der, die oder das Beweismittel?


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

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

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 Beweismittel?

How does the declension of Beweismittel 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 Beweismittel die Beweismittel
Genitive des Beweismittels der Beweismittel
Dative dem Beweismittel den Beweismitteln
Akkusative das Beweismittel die Beweismittel

What is the meaning of Beweismittel in German?

Beweismittel is defined as:

[1] Something that serves to prove a crime to a person

[1] etwas, das dazu dient, einer Person eine Straftat nachzuweisen

How to use Beweismittel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Beweismittel with translations in English.

[1] Die Vernichtung und auch das Fälschen von Beweismitteln ist strafbar.

[1] The annihilation and also falsifying evidence is punishable

[1] „In Deutschland gilt der genetische Fingerabdruck seit 1990 als ergänzendes Beweismittel.“

[1] "In Germany, the genetic fingerprint has been considered a supplementary evidence since 1990"

[1] „Schriftliche Beweismittel waren bei ihm nicht zu finden.“

[1] "Written evidence was not to be found"

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