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Is it der, die oder das Fördermittel?

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 Fördermittel?

How does the declension of Fördermittel 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 Fördermittel
Genitive der Fördermittel
Dative den Fördermitteln
Akkusative die Fördermittel

What is the meaning of Fördermittel in German?

Fördermittel is defined as:

[1] Financial means used to promote something

[1] finanzielle Mittel, die zur Förderung von etwas verwendet werden

How to use Fördermittel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Fördermittel with translations in English.

[1] „Die einzelnen Mitgliedsländer bzw. deren Regionen erhalten Fördermittel zur Finanzierung öffentlicher oder privater Investitionen nach Maßgabe ihrer Förderbedürftigkeit.“

[1] "The individual member countries or their regions receive funding for the financing of public or private investments in accordance with their need for funding."

[1] „Die gegenüber einem reinen Zweckbau deutlich höheren Kosten nahm die Stiftungsuniversität für ihre architektonischen Ambitionen in Kauf, zumal auch die öffentliche Hand von dem Großvorhaben angetan war und großzügig Fördermittel bereitstellte: […].“

[1] "The foundation university accepted the costs significantly higher compared to a pure purpose construction for its architectural ambitions, especially since the public sector was also impressed by the large project and provided generous funding: [...] Ä"

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