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Is it der, die oder das Fonds?


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

The word Fonds 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 Fonds?

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

What is the meaning of Fonds in German?

Fonds has various definitions in German:

[1] Economy: asset reserve for specific purposes

[1] Wirtschaft: Vermögensreserve für bestimmte Zwecke

[2] Economy: special assets of a company for capital investments invested in securities or real estate

[2] Wirtschaft: in Wertpapieren oder Immobilien angelegtes Sondervermögen einer Gesellschaft für Kapitalanlagen

[3] ideal basis

[3] ideeller Grundstock

How to use Fonds in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fonds with translations in English.

[1] Es wurde ein Fonds angelegt, aus dem später die Opfer entschädigt werden sollen.

[1] A fund was set up which will later be used to compensate the victims .

[2] „Fraglich nur, ob solche Einschätzungen nicht dazu beitragen, dass trotz der bisherigen Bestnoten der anderen Ratingagenturen für die USA die Fonds jetzt US-Schatzanweisungen abstoßen.“[2]

[2] "The only question is whether such assessments do not contribute to the fact that the funds are now selling US Treasury bills despite the previous top marks from the other rating agencies for the USA." [2]

[2] Der Fonds ist einer der schwankungsärmsten seiner Vergleichsgruppe.

[2] The fund is one of the least volatile in its peer group.

[3] Mein Mentor konnte immer aus dem reichen Fonds an Erfahrungen schöpfen, wenn es galt, anschauliche Beispiele zu finden.

[3] My mentor was always able to draw on experience from the rich fund when it came to finding clear examples

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