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Is it der, die oder das Grund?


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

The word Grund 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 Grund?

How does the declension of Grund 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 Grund die Gründe
Genitive des Grunds des Grundes der Gründe
Dative dem Grund dem Grunde den Gründen
Akkusative den Grund die Gründe

What is the meaning of Grund in German?

Grund has various definitions in German:

[1] Event that a subsequent one caused

[1] Ereignis, welches ein Darauffolgendes hervorgerufen hat

[2] A piece of land

[2] ein Stück Land

[3] In -depth terrain

[3] vertieftes Gelände

[4] Base area of ​​a vessel, a pit or the like

[4] Grundfläche eines Gefäßes, einer Grube oder Ähnlichem

[5] Basis for something

[5] Basis für etwas

How to use Grund in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grund with translations in English.

[1] Er hatte gute Gründe dafür, sich zur Wehr zu setzen.

[1] He had good reasons to defend himself

[1] „»[…] Man hat schon vor zweitausend Jahren diese Geschichte erzählt: Der Mann, der verprügelt im Straßengraben liegt und alle gehen vorbei. Jeder hat gute Gründe, warum er nicht hilft.«“

[1] "" […] You told this story two thousand years ago: The man who is beaten up in the ditch and everyone passes.

[1] „Das Scheitern der Bewegung hatte nicht nur politische, sondern auch systemische Gründe.“

[1] "The failure of the movement not only had political but also systemic reasons"

[2] Auf meinem Grund steht sicherlich kein Auto!

[2] There is certainly no aid on my reason

[3] Im Grund wachsen verschiedene Kräuter.

[3] Basically, different herbal

[4] Am Grund dieses Sees gibt es viele Pflanzen.

[4] There are many planters at the bottom of this lake

[4] Auf dem Grunde des Brunnens liegen Münzen.

[4] On the bottom of the fountain there are coins

[5] Der Stoff zeigt Sonnenblumen auf rotem Grund.

[5] The fabric shows sunflowers on a red land

[5] Ihre Firma steht auf solidem Grund und macht seit zwei Jahren Gewinn.

[5] Your company is on a solid reason and has been making a profit for two years

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