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Is it der, die oder das Einkaufsliste?


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

The word Einkaufsliste is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Einkaufsliste?

How does the declension of Einkaufsliste 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 Einkaufsliste die Einkaufslisten
Genitive der Einkaufsliste der Einkaufslisten
Dative der Einkaufsliste den Einkaufslisten
Akkusative die Einkaufsliste die Einkaufslisten

What is the meaning of Einkaufsliste in German?

Einkaufsliste is defined as:

[1] Setup of prolonged goods

[1] Aufstellung zu besorgender Waren

How to use Einkaufsliste in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Einkaufsliste with translations in English.

[1] „Nun können Sie Ihre Einkaufsliste zusammenstellen.“

[1] "Now you can put together your shopping list"

[1] „Wenn ich es nicht gekauft hätte, habe sie wohl vergessen, diese Dinge auf die Einkaufsliste zu schreiben.“

[1] "If I hadn't bought it, she probably forgot to write these things on the shopping list"

[1] „Wähend Hamid und Jacques die Reservekanister mit Benzin und Wasser füllten, schrieben wir eine Einkaufsliste, die ein algerisches Dorf gut ein Jahr versorgt hätte.“

[1] "Wähend Hamid and Jacques filled the reserve canister with petrol and water, we wrote a shopping list that would have provided an Algerian village for a good year"

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