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Is it der, die oder das Grammofon?


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

The word Grammofon 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 Grammofon?

How does the declension of Grammofon 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 Grammofon die Grammofone
Genitive des Grammofons der Grammofone
Dative dem Grammofon den Grammofonen
Akkusative das Grammofon die Grammofone

What is the meaning of Grammofon in German?

Grammofon is defined as:

[1] Player for recordings with sound judges

[1] Wiedergabegerät für Schallplatten mit Schalltrichter

How to use Grammofon in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grammofon with translations in English.

[1] „Der Tonarm des Grammofons wirkte zerbrechlich in seinen kräftigen Händen.“

[1] "The tonearm of the gramophone appeared fragile in its strong hands"

[1] „Das Grammofon war in Decken gehüllt wegen der Kälte.“

[1] "The gramophone was wrapped in ceilings because of the cold" "

[1] „Aus einem Grammofon krächzte Richard Tauber und übertönte den Ehekrach vom Tiefparterre.“

[1] "Richard Tauber croaked from a gramophone and drowned out the marriage noise from the deep party resort"

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