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Is it der, die oder das Groschen?


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

The word Groschen is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Groschen?

How does the declension of Groschen 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 der Groschen die Groschen
Genitive des Groschens der Groschen
Dative dem Groschen den Groschen
Akkusative den Groschen die Groschen

What is the meaning of Groschen in German?

Groschen has various definitions in German:

Originally: a German, thick silver coin, which was shaped from the 14th to the 19th century

[1] ursprünglich: eine deutsche, dicke Silbermünze, die vom 14. bis in das 19. Jahrhundert geprägt wurde

[2] in Prussia (since 1838): 30 groschen = a thaler

[2] in Preußen (seit 1838): 30 Groschen = ein Taler

[3] in Austria (since 1925): 100 groschen = 1 Schilling (until the introduction of the euro)

[3] in Österreich (seit 1925): 100 Groschen = 1 Schilling (bis zur Einführung des Euro)

[4] in Poland (since 1928): 100 groschen = 1 zloty

[4] in Polen (seit 1928): 100 Groschen = 1 Zloty

[5] Volksmund: The 10 pfennig coin in Germany (before the introduction of the euro)

[5] Volksmund: die 10-Pfennig-Münze in Deutschland (vor der Einführung des Euro)

[6] General: Description for money

[6] allgemein: Bezeichnung für Geld

How to use Groschen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Groschen with translations in English.

[1] Groschen als Zahlungsmittel gibt es in Deutschland nicht mehr.

[1] Groschen as a means of payment is no longer available in Germany



[3] „Bei der Umrechnung in Schillinge und bei Berechnungen in Schillingen sind Bruchteile, die einen halben Groschen oder mehr betragen, für einen Groschen zu rechnen, Bruchteile unter einem halben Groschen zu vernachlässigen.“

[3] "When converting into shillings and in the case of calculations in Schillingen, fractions that are half a gross or more are to expect for a penny, fractures under half a gross too neglect" "



[5] „Aber die Kindervorstellung kostete hier einen Groschen weniger als woanders, und das entschied.“

[5] "But the children's idea cost a penny less than elsewhere, and the decision"

[5] „Hastig kramt Eos noch einmal zwei Groschen hervor und stopft sie in den Automaten.“

[5] "Hasty EOS comes out again two pennies and stuff them into the machine"

[5] „Ecke Fasanenstraße steht ein Straßensänger mit müdem Gesicht, vor sich auf dem Boden eine Blechdose mit Groschen.“

[5] "The corner of the Fasanenstrasse stands a street singer with a tired face, a tin can with a groschen in front of you on the floor"

[5] „Schließlich zieht sie ihr Portemonnaie hervor, öffnet den Metallclip und klaubt Groschen heraus.“

[5] "After all, she pulls out her wallet, opens the metal clip and notes Groschen"

[5] „Ich wußte nicht, wieviel Seidenkissen es für einen Groschen gab, ich machte das Glas auf und zählte zwanzig Stück in eine Tüte und schämte mich zum ersten Mal meiner nicht ganz sauberen Finger, die durch das dicke Bonbonglas noch vergrößert wurden.“

[5] "I didn't know how many silk cushions there was for a penny, I opened the glass and counted twenty pieces in a bag and for the first time of my not very clean fingers, which were enlarged by the thick candy glass"



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