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Is it der, die oder das Ganzes?


The correct article in German of Ganzes is das. So it is das Ganzes! (nominative case)

The word Ganzes is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Ganzes?

How does the declension of Ganzes work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

starke Deklination ohne Artikel
1 Singular Plural
Nominative Ganzes Ganze
Genitive Ganzen Ganzer
Dative Ganzem Ganzen
Akkusative Ganzes Ganze
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ das Ganze die Ganzen
Genitiv des Ganzen der Ganzen
Dativ dem Ganzen den Ganzen
Akkusativ das Ganze die Ganzen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ ein Ganzes keine Ganzen
Genitiv eines Ganzen keiner Ganzen
Dativ einem Ganzen keinen Ganzen
Akkusativ ein Ganzes keine Ganzen

What is the meaning of Ganzes in German?

Ganzes has various definitions in German:

[1] thing/thing that is completely present as a whole

[1] Sache/Ding, das als Gesamtheit vollständig vorhanden ist

[2] Everything

[2] Alles

How to use Ganzes in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ganzes with translations in English.

[1] Wir sehen das Ganze und schauen nicht mehr auf die Details.

[1] We see the whole and no longer look at the details

[2] Das Ganze ist doch ein Witz.

[2] The whole thing is a joke

How do you pronounce Ganzes?


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