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Is it der, die oder das Fond?


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

The word Fond 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 Fond?

How does the declension of Fond 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 Fond die Fonds
Genitive des Fonds der Fonds
Dative dem Fond den Fonds
Akkusative den Fond die Fonds

What is the meaning of Fond in German?

Fond has various definitions in German:

[1] Automobile: Inside the cars behind the driver's seats

[1] Automobil: Wageninnenraum hinter den Fahrersitzen

[2] Background of a painting

[2] Hintergrund eines Gemäldes

[3] Broth made of fried vegetables or meat, especially for further use to a dish

[3] Brühe aus angebratenem Gemüse oder Fleisch, insbesondere für die weitere Verwendung zu einem Gericht

How to use Fond in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fond with translations in English.

[1] Der Fahrer bittet die Fahrgäste, im Fond Platz zu nehmen.

[1] The driver asks the passengers to take a seat in the rear

[1] „Im Fond des Autobusses nahm ich Platz, dos à dos mit dem Chauffeur.“

[1] "I took a seat in the fund of the car buss, dos à dos with the chauffeur" "

[1] „Im Fond saß ein Mann in SS-Uniform – der Standartenführer Mueller-Darß.“

[1] "In the rear, a man was sitting in SS uniform-the standard guide Mueller-Darßä"

[1] „Käthe wurde ihm vorgestellt, verstand kaum seinen Namen, setzte sich in den Fond.“

[1] "Käthe was introduced to him, hardly understood his name, sat down in the fond with"

[1] „Ich war Taxifahrer, im Fond saß eine Kundin, jung und blühend.“

[1] "I was a taxi driver, a customer was sitting in the rear, young and flowering" "



[3] Der Fond sollte noch etwas pikanter gewürzt werden.

[3] The stock should be spiced up a little more spicy

[3] [Schlagzeile:] „Fond selbst kochen - so geht's“

[3] [Headline:] "Cooking the Fond yourself - that's how it works"

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