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Is it der, die oder das Folgekosten?

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 Folgekosten?

How does the declension of Folgekosten 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 Folgekosten
Genitive der Folgekosten
Dative den Folgekosten
Akkusative die Folgekosten

What is the meaning of Folgekosten in German?

Folgekosten is defined as:

[1] Costs that arise as a result of certain expenses/investments

[1] Kosten, die als Folge nach bestimmten Ausgaben/Investitionen entstehen

How to use Folgekosten in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Folgekosten with translations in English.

[1] „Bildungsökonomen haben errechnet, dass sich jeder in Bildung investierte Cent vielfach rentiert, und dass jeder eingesparte Euro vielfache gesellschaftliche Folgekosten verursacht.“

[1] "Educational economists have calculated that every cent invested in education in many ways and that every euro saved causes multiple social follow -up costs"

[1] „"Ein finanzielles Polster für unvorhergesehene Folge- oder Mehrkosten ist daher unabdingbar", meint Goris und empfiehlt rund 20 Prozent des Gesamtinvestitionsaufwand als Vermögensrückhalt auf der Seite zu haben.“

[1] "" A financial cushion for unforeseen follow-up or additional costs is therefore essential, "says Goris and recommends around 20 percent of the total investment effort as a wealth retention on the side"

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