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Is it der, die oder das Grabungsstätte?


The correct article in German of Grabungsstätte is die. So it is die Grabungsstätte! (nominative case)

The word Grabungsstätte is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Grabungsstätte?

How does the declension of Grabungsstätte 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 Grabungsstätte die Grabungsstätten
Genitive der Grabungsstätte der Grabungsstätten
Dative der Grabungsstätte den Grabungsstätten
Akkusative die Grabungsstätte die Grabungsstätten

What is the meaning of Grabungsstätte in German?

Grabungsstätte is defined as:

[1] Place where an archaeological excavation takes place

[1] Ort, an dem eine archäologische Grabung stattfindet

How to use Grabungsstätte in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grabungsstätte with translations in English.

[1] „Die Grabungsstätte der Siedlung Waynuna liegt an der Westflanke der Anden nördlich der Stadt Arequipa in etwa 3600 Metern Höhe und befindet sich am Übergang der temperierten Vegetationszone zum noch kühleren Hochland.“

[1] "The excavation site of the Waynuna settlement is located on the western flank of the Andes north of the city of Arequipa at a height of 3,600 meters and is located at the transition of the tempered vegetation zone to the even cooler highland" "

[1] „Zwischen 1992 und 1994 entdeckten Carbonell und seine Kollegen in der seit 2000 als Weltkulturerbe geltenden Grabungsstätte zahlreiche Knochen und gar Schädel des Homo Heidelbergiensis, welcher vor 800.000 die Höhlen bewohnte.“

[1] "Between 1992 and 1994, Carbonell and his colleagues discovered numerous bones and even skulls of Homo Heidelbergiensis in the excavation site, which had been considered a World Heritage Site since 2000, which lived in the caves before 800E."

[1] „An der Grabungsstätte am Donaumarkt in der Domstadt Regensburg waren verkohlte Reste von Semmeln, einer Brezel und eines Hörnchen aus dem 18. Jahrhundert gefunden worden.“

[1] "At the excavation site on the Donaumarkt in the cathedral city of Regensburg, charred residues of Semmeln, a pretzel and an croissant from the 18 people were found."

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