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Is it der, die oder das Eigenbedarf?


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

The word Eigenbedarf 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 Eigenbedarf?

How does the declension of Eigenbedarf 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 Eigenbedarf
Genitive des Eigenbedarfs des Eigenbedarfes
Dative dem Eigenbedarf dem Eigenbedarfe
Akkusative den Eigenbedarf

What is the meaning of Eigenbedarf in German?

Eigenbedarf has various definitions in German:

[1] Need for something for yourself

[1] Bedarf an etwas für sich selbst

[2] Need for the energy of a power plant that is necessary for its operation and is manufactured by this power plant itself

[2] Bedarf an Energie eines Kraftwerks, der zu dessen Betrieb notwendig ist und von diesem Kraftwerk selbst hergestellt wird

How to use Eigenbedarf in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Eigenbedarf with translations in English.

[1] Mit seinem kleinen Garten kann Herr Meier seinen Eigenbedarf an Gemüse decken.

[1] With his small garden, Mr. Meier can clever his own needs of vegetables

[1] [Subsistenzwirtschaft ist die] Produktion von Gütern oder Anbau von landwirtschaftlichen Produkten nicht für den Export, sondern für den Eigenbedarf.

[1] [Subsistership is the production of goods or cultivation of agricultural products not for export, but for own requirements

[1] „Er formt die Landwirtschaft um, vom Ackerbau für den Eigenbedarf zum Anbau von lukrativen Exportgütern, vor allem Kaffee.“

[1] "It shapes agriculture, from agriculture for your own needs for the cultivation of lucrative export goods, especially Kaffee" "

[2] Einen großen Anteil am Eigenbedarf hat üblicherweise die Speisepumpe. Sie wird entweder von einer eigenen Dampfturbine oder über einen Elektromotor angetrieben.

[2] A large proportion of the own use usually has the food pump.

How do you pronounce Eigenbedarf?

Eigenbedarf (Österreich)

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