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Is it der, die oder das Grafschaft?


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

The word Grafschaft 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 Grafschaft?

How does the declension of Grafschaft 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 Grafschaft die Grafschaften
Genitive der Grafschaft der Grafschaften
Dative der Grafschaft den Grafschaften
Akkusative die Grafschaft die Grafschaften

What is the meaning of Grafschaft in German?

Grafschaft has various definitions in German:

[1] Land under a count

[1] einem Grafen unterstehendes Land

Briefly for the county of Bentheim on the Lower Saxony-Dutch border

[2] kurz für die Grafschaft Bentheim an der niedersächsisch-niederländischen Grenze

How to use Grafschaft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grafschaft with translations in English.

[1] Die ganze Grafschaft war auf den Beinen, als die Gräfin heiratete.

[1] The whole county was on the feet when the countess married

[1] „Die Zahl der Spinnereien in der Grafschaft Lancashire war in den Jahren zwischen 1787 und 1841 von 44 auf 1105 angestiegen.“

[1] "The number of spinning mills in the county of Lancashire had risen from 44 to 1105 between 1787 and 1841"

[2] Ich komme aus der Grafschaft.

[2] I come from the county

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