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Is it der, die oder das Grapefruit?


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

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

"The grapefruit is an intersection of orange and ↗pampelmusee colloquially, but grapefruit and pampel muse are often used synonymously."

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 Grapefruit?

How does the declension of Grapefruit 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 Grapefruit die Grapefruits
Genitive der Grapefruit der Grapefruits
Dative der Grapefruit den Grapefruits
Akkusative die Grapefruit die Grapefruits

What is the meaning of Grapefruit in German?

Grapefruit is defined as:

[1] Larger citrus fruit crossed from orange and pampel muse with yellow or orange-red pulp and sour bitter taste (Citrus paradisi)

[1] aus Orange und Pampelmuse gekreuzte, größere Zitrusfrucht mit gelbem oder orangerotem Fruchtfleisch und säuerlich-bitterlichem Geschmack (Citrus paradisi)

How to use Grapefruit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grapefruit with translations in English.

[1] Die Grapefruit war sehr bitter.

[1] The grapefruit was very bitter

[1] „Als ich vom Fenster zurückkehrte, hatte Ivy sich noch immer nicht angekleidet, sondern zwei Grapefruits gerichtet und fragte, ob ich Kaffee möchte.“

[1] "When I returned from the window, Ivy had still not dressed up, but two grapefruits and asked if I would like coffee"

[1] „Die Grapefruit entstand aus Pampelmuse und Orange, die birnenförmige Pomelo aus Grapefruit und Pampelmuse.“

[1] "The grapefruit was created from pampel muse and orange, the pear -shaped pomelo made of grapefruit and pampel museene"

[1] „Als wir das Grundstück gerade verlassen wollten, lief uns der Gärtner nach und drückte jedem von uns eine Grapefruit in die Hand.“

[1] "When we wanted to leave the property, the gardener ran us and pressed each of us a grapefruit into the action"

[1] „Ich rollte eine Grapefruit über den Teppich und war frustriert.“

[1] "I rolled a grapefruit over the carpet and was frustrated"

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Pictures or photos of Grapefruit

[1] zwei Grapefruits mit orangerotem Fruchtfleisch
[1] zwei Grapefruits mit orangerotem Fruchtfleisch

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