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Is it der, die oder das Genehmigung?


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

The word Genehmigung 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 Genehmigung?

How does the declension of Genehmigung 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 Genehmigung die Genehmigungen
Genitive der Genehmigung der Genehmigungen
Dative der Genehmigung den Genehmigungen
Akkusative die Genehmigung die Genehmigungen

What is the meaning of Genehmigung in German?

Genehmigung has various definitions in German:

[1] granting or existing permission to do something

[1] Erteilung oder Vorliegen einer Erlaubnis, etwas zu tun

[2] Germany, civil law: subsequent approval

[2] Deutschland, Bürgerliches Recht: nachträgliche Zustimmung

How to use Genehmigung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Genehmigung with translations in English.

[1] Wenn man ein Haus bauen möchte, benötigt man eine Genehmigung der zuständigen Kommune dafür.

[1] If you want to build a house, you need approval from the responsible municipality for this

[1] „Ungefähr fünf Stunden, nachdem wir an der Grenze angekommen waren, bekamen wir endlich die Genehmigung zur Weiterfahrt.“

[1] "About five hours after we arrived at the border, we finally got the approval for the onward journey"

[2] Die Legaldefinition der Genehmigung steht in § 184 I BGB.

[2] The legal definition of the approval is in § 184 I BGBä

How do you pronounce Genehmigung?

Genehmigung (Österreich)

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