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Is it der, die oder das Girokonto?


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

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

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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 Girokonto?

How does the declension of Girokonto 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 1 Plural 2 Plural 3
Nominative das Girokonto die Girokonten die Girokontos die Girokonti
Genitive des Girokontos der Girokonten der Girokontos der Girokonti
Dative dem Girokonto den Girokonten den Girokontos den Girokonti
Akkusative das Girokonto die Girokonten die Girokontos die Girokonti

What is the meaning of Girokonto in German?

Girokonto is defined as:

[1] Finance: Account for processing cashless payments

[1] Finanzwesen: Konto zur Abwicklung des bargeldlosen Zahlungsverkehrs

How to use Girokonto in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Girokonto with translations in English.

[1] Er hat heute ein Girokonto eröffnet.

[1] He opened a current account today.

[1] „Als ich dann zum Theater kam, musste ich mir ein Girokonto einrichten, auf das mein Gehalt überwiesen wurde.“[1]

[1] "When I came to the theater, I had to set up a current account to which my salary was transferred." [1]

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