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Is it der, die oder das Begründer?


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

The word Begründer 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 Begründer?

How does the declension of Begründer 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 Begründer die Begründer
Genitive des Begründers der Begründer
Dative dem Begründer den Begründern
Akkusative den Begründer die Begründer

What is the meaning of Begründer in German?

Begründer is defined as:

[1] person who initiates something

[1] Person, die etwas in die Wege leitet

How to use Begründer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Begründer with translations in English.

[1] „Wir konzentrieren uns hierbei vor allem auf dichterische Persönlichkeiten und Werke, haben aber auch die Leistungen der Begründer der Tiefenpsychologie und eines Philosophen (Karl Popper) zu würdigen versucht.“

[1] "We mainly focus on poetic personalities and works, but we also have to appreciate the achievements of the founders of deep psychology and a philosopher (Karl Popper)"

[1] „Der deutsche Naturforscher Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) gilt als der Begründer der Biogeographie.“

[1] "The German natural scientist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is considered the founder of the biogeography" "

[1] „Berthold Otto ist Begründer des freien Gesamtunterrichts, den er neben dem üblichen Fachunterricht mit allen Jahrgängen seiner Schule gemeinsam in einer Stunde am Wochenende […] in Form einer familiären Unterhaltung pflegt.“

[1] "Berthold Otto is the founder of free overall teaching, which he maintains in an hour on the weekend [...] in the form of a family entertainment"

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