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Is it der, die oder das Greif?


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

The word Greif 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 Greif?

How does the declension of Greif 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 1 Singular 2 Plural 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Greif der Greif die Greife die Greifen
Genitive des Greifs des Greifes des Greifen der Greife der Greifen
Dative dem Greif dem Greifen den Greifen den Greifen
Akkusative den Greif den Greifen die Greife die Greifen

What is the meaning of Greif in German?

Greif has various definitions in German:

[1] mythical creature, related to the kite, but mostly with an eagle's head and wings as well as lion bodies

[1] Fabelwesen, verwandt dem Drachen, jedoch meist mit Adlerkopf und -flügeln sowie Löwenkörper

[2] Short for bird of prey

[2] kurz für Greifvogel

How to use Greif in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Greif with translations in English.

[1] Der Greif als Wappentier ist vor Allem in den Gebieten an der Ostsee beliebt.

[1] The gripping as a heraldic animal is particularly popular in the areas on the Baltic Sea

[1] „Gigant, der einen Greif aus seiner Felsenhöhle hervorzieht.“

[1] "Gigant who results in a griffin from its rock cave"

[2] „Neben den Tierkreiszeichen waren auf anderen verschlungene Linien, Schlangenornamente, strahlenförmige Fische, Halbfiguren zwischen Greifen und Dämonen erkennbar, Ursymbole des Universums und seiner irdischen Entsprechung.“

[2] "In addition to the zodiac signs, on other winding lines, snake ornaments, radiation -shaped fish, half -figures between gripping and demons were recognizable, original symbols of the universe and its earthly equivalent" "

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