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Is it der, die oder das Gruft?


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

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

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 Gruft?

How does the declension of Gruft 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative die Gruft die Grüfte die Gruften
Genitive der Gruft der Grüfte der Gruften
Dative der Gruft den Grüften den Gruften
Akkusative die Gruft die Grüfte die Gruften

What is the meaning of Gruft in German?

Gruft is defined as:

[1] MASE STARE (over or underground) in which the coffin is buried

[1] gemauerter Raum (über- oder unterirdisch), in dem der Sarg bestattet wird

How to use Gruft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gruft with translations in English.

[1] Hochgestellte Persönlichkeiten wurden und werden in Grüften beigesetzt.

[1] High -positioned personalities have been and are buried in Grips

[1] „Auch die neue Gruft ist schon geweiht.“

[1] "The new crypt is already consecrated"

[1] „Romantische Todessehnsucht, in der Gruft der Ahnen theatralisch ausgespielt, und alberner Studentenulk scheinen zwar extreme Gegensätze.“

[1] "Romantic longing for death, in the crypt of the ancestors, theatrically played, and Alberner Studentulk seem extreme opposites" "

[1] „Die im Foto zu sehende Gruft wurde zur Barockzeit unter der Vierung des Domes eingerichtet.“

[1] "The crypt to be seen in the photo was set up for the baroque period under the crossing of the cathedral" "

[1] „Viele Grüfte sind geöffnet und offenbar ausgeraubt.“

[1] "Many hospitals are open and apparently robbed"

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[1] Eine Gruft
[1] Eine Gruft

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