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Is it der, die oder das Großstadt?


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

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

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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 Großstadt?

How does the declension of Großstadt 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 Großstadt die Großstädte
Genitive der Großstadt der Großstädte
Dative der Großstadt den Großstädten
Akkusative die Großstadt die Großstädte

What is the meaning of Großstadt in German?

Großstadt is defined as:

[1] City with more than 100,000 inhabitants

[1] Stadt mit mehr als 100.000 Einwohnern

How to use Großstadt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Großstadt with translations in English.

[1] Bochum ist eine Großstadt in Westdeutschland.

[1] Bochum is a big city in West Germany

[1] Zum Einkaufen fahren wir oft in die nächste Großstadt.

[1] We often go to the next big city for shopping

[1] „Unter den 81 deutschen Großstädten belegt Göttingen Platz 61 und gilt als »kleine Großstadt«.“

[1] "Göttingen ranked 61 among the 81 major German cities and is considered a" small city "Ä"

[1] „Beide Frauen stammen aus Großstädten, beide wuchsen in bürgerlichen Familien heran.“

[1] "Both women come from large cities, both grew in bourgeois families"

[1] „Die Einnahme der prachtvollen Großstadt ist symptomatisch für Geiserichs strategisches Geschick.“

[1] "Taking the magnificent city is symptomatic of Geiserich's strategic skill"

[1] „Die Großstadt Kiew hat Babij Jar längst umschlossen.“

[1] "Babij Jar has long since surrounded the big city of Kyiv"

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