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Is it der, die oder das Grabstein?


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

The word Grabstein 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 Grabstein?

How does the declension of Grabstein 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 Grabstein die Grabsteine
Genitive des Grabsteins des Grabsteines der Grabsteine
Dative dem Grabstein dem Grabsteine den Grabsteinen
Akkusative den Grabstein die Grabsteine

What is the meaning of Grabstein in German?

Grabstein is defined as:

[1] Memorial stone that is attached to a grave and is reminiscent of the deceased

[1] Gedenkstein, der auf einem Grab angebracht ist und an die Verstorbenen erinnert

How to use Grabstein in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grabstein with translations in English.

[1] Viele der Grabsteine sind älter als 100 Jahre.

[1] Many of the tombstones are older than 100 years

[1] „Ich spazierte zum Friedhof und verbrachte die Zeit damit, die Inschriften auf den Grabsteinen zu lesen.“

[1] "I walked to the cemetery and spent the time to read the inscriptions on the tombstones"

[1] „Ob man davon weiß oder nicht, jeder, der die Straßen von Kalisz entlanggeht, tritt die Grabsteine mit Füßen.“

[1] "Whether you know about it or not, everyone who goes along the streets of Kalisz kicks the tombstones with feet" "

[1] „Viele Grabsteine auf dem jüdischen Friedhof sind in Jiddisch abgefasst.“

[1] "Many tombstones in the Jewish cemetery are compensated for in Yiddish"

[1] „Grabsteine und Kreuze waren umgekippt und lagen kreuz und quer übereinander.“

[1] "Tombstones and crosses had overturned and lay crisscrossed across the other"

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[1] ein Grabstein
[1] ein Grabstein

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