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Is it der, die oder das Entschädigung?


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

The word Entschädigung 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 Entschädigung?

How does the declension of Entschädigung 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 Entschädigung die Entschädigungen
Genitive der Entschädigung der Entschädigungen
Dative der Entschädigung den Entschädigungen
Akkusative die Entschädigung die Entschädigungen

What is the meaning of Entschädigung in German?

Entschädigung has various definitions in German:

[1] Performance as a compensation for an added damage

[1] Leistung als Ausgleich für einen zugefügten Schaden

[2] Remuneration of a service

[2] Vergütung einer Dienstleistung

How to use Entschädigung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Entschädigung with translations in English.

[1] Dafür muss Entschädigung geleistet werden.

[1] Compensation must be made for this

[1] „Doch das Land Hessen lehnt bislang jede Entschädigung ab.“

[1] "But the state of Hesse has so far rejected any compensation"

[1] „Das Wort „Entschädigung“ wurde dabei möglichst vermieden. Stattdessen ist von einer „materiellen Anerkennung erlittenen Leids“ die Rede.“

[1] "The word" compensation "was aside as possible.

[2] Für den Vortrag erhielt der Redner eine geringe Entschädigung.

[2] The speaker received a small compensation for the lecture

[2] Der deutsche Chemiekonzern IG Farben zahlte ihm [Anmerkung: dem jüdischen Chemiker und Schriftsteller Primo Levi] eine Entschädigung für die im KZ geleistete Zwangsarbeit - in Höhe von rund 63 Euro.

[2] The German Chemical Group IG Farben paid him [note: the Jewish chemist and writer Primo Levi] compensation for the forced labor done in the concentration camp - in the amount of around 63 euros

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