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Is it der, die oder das Freizeitbeschäftigung?


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

The word Freizeitbeschäftigung 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 Freizeitbeschäftigung?

How does the declension of Freizeitbeschäftigung 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 Freizeitbeschäftigung die Freizeitbeschäftigungen
Genitive der Freizeitbeschäftigung der Freizeitbeschäftigungen
Dative der Freizeitbeschäftigung den Freizeitbeschäftigungen
Akkusative die Freizeitbeschäftigung die Freizeitbeschäftigungen

What is the meaning of Freizeitbeschäftigung in German?

Freizeitbeschäftigung is defined as:

[1] Employment outside of working hours

[1] Beschäftigung außerhalb der Arbeitszeit

How to use Freizeitbeschäftigung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Freizeitbeschäftigung with translations in English.

[1] „Zu den Gründen für die zahlreichen Beziehungen von einheimischen Frauen mit gegnerischen Kriegsgefangenen gehörte, dass es nur noch wenige andere Freizeitbeschäftigungen gab.“

[1] "The reasons for the numerous relationships between local women with opposing prisoners of war included that there were only a few other leisure activities left"

[1] „Dabei ist Reisen als Freizeitbeschäftigung noch gar nicht so alt: Erholungs- und Vergnügungsreisen gibt es erst seit dem 19. Jahrhundert.“

[1] "Traveling as a leisure activity is not that old: Recreation and entertainment trips have only been around since the 19oon."

[1] „Handball galt als Sport für Bauerntölpel oder als brutale Freizeitbeschäftigung für Grobmotoriker.“

[1] "Handball was considered a sport for brewerbölpel or as a brutal leisure activity for coarse motorists"

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