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Is it der, die oder das Grab?


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

The word Grab 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 Grab?

How does the declension of Grab 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 das Grab die Gräber
Genitive des Grabs des Grabes der Gräber
Dative dem Grab dem Grabe den Gräbern
Akkusative das Grab die Gräber

What is the meaning of Grab in German?

Grab has various definitions in German:

[1] Besty diet final resting place; Place in which one or more deceased were buried

[1] Bestattungsort; letzte Ruhestätte; Stelle, an der ein oder mehrere Verstorbene beigesetzt wurden

[2] Figure: Place or time when something ends

[2] bildhaft: Ort oder Zeitpunkt, an dem etwas endet

How to use Grab in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grab with translations in English.

[1] Sie standen an Opas Grab und trauerten.

[1] They stood on Grandpa's grave and mourning

[1] Es gibt zu viele Gräber auf dem Soldatenfriedhof.

[1] There are too many graves in the soldier's cemetery

[1] „Gerade wird er im großen Stil saniert: ein Glücksfall für die Archäologen, die bei Erdarbeiten nicht nur auf Azelins Grundmauern, sondern auch auf alte Fußböden, Gräber und Reste der ersten Kapelle stießen, die hier um 815 nach Christus stand.“

[1] "He is currently being renovated in a large scale: a stroke of luck for the archaeologists who encountered Azelin's foundations not only on Azelin's foundations, but also on old floors, graves and remains of the first chapel, which here around 815 AD"

[1] „Schließlich hatte er je einen Grabstein für alle Gräber gemacht, die er oder andere Leute identifizieren konnten.“

[1] "After all, he had done a tombstone for all graves that he or other people could identify"

[2] Von der Wiege bis ans Grab währt unser Leben.

[2] From the cradle to the grave, our life lasts

[2] Der zweite Januar ist das Grab der guten Vorsätze aller Raucher.

[2] The second January is the grave of the good intentions of all smoking

[2] Afghanistan ist das Grab der Imperien.

[2] Afghanistan is the grave of the imperial

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