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Is it der, die oder das Fundus?


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

The word Fundus 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 Fundus?

How does the declension of Fundus 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 Fundus
Genitive des Fundus
Dative dem Fundus
Akkusative den Fundus

What is the meaning of Fundus in German?

Fundus has various definitions in German:

[1] Quantity, collection of objects

[1] Menge, Sammlung von Gegenständen

[2] entirety of available knowledge

[2] Gesamtheit der verfügbaren Kenntnisse

How to use Fundus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fundus with translations in English.

[1] Das Theater hat einen beachtlichen Fundus an Requisiten.

[1] The theater has a considerable fund of props

[1] „Mit einem großen Fundus dieser meist mit dem Bleistift oder einem Füller gemachten Aufzeichnungen kehrte ich nach Köln zurück.“

[1] "With a large fund of this recordings made with the pencil or a filler, I returned to Cologne" "

[1] „Wir konnten also bei der Gründung unseres Instituts 1980 auf einen soliden Fundus und unbelastete Voraussetzungen zurückgreifen.“

[1] "So when we founded our institute in 1980 we were able to resort to a solid fund and unencumbered conditions"

[1] „Aber sie gehören inzwischen unwiderruflich zum Fachvokabular der Soziologie […], ohne daß als Grund dafür mehr als Gewöhnung an einen Zufall bei der Wahl eines geeigneten Wortes für eine noch nicht begriffene Sache ersichtlich ist – eines Wortes, das in einem großen, prädisziplinär-terminologischen Fundus zusammen mit anderen potentiellen Fachtermini zu fast beliebiger Verwendung bereit lag.“

[1] “But they are now irrevocably part of the specialist vocabulary of sociology […], without as a reason for this as a chance of a coincidence in the choice of a suitable word for a matter that has not yet been terms - a word that in a big one , Predisciplinary-terminological fund together with other potential specialist appointments for almost any use ready LAGE "

[2] „Er kann aus einem großen Fundus an Erfahrung schöpfen, hat Überzeugungen, die nun in die Zeit passen.“

[2] "He can draw from a large pool of experience, has beliefs that are now fitting into time"

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