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Is it der, die oder das Grundausstattung?


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

The word Grundausstattung 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 Grundausstattung?

How does the declension of Grundausstattung 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 Grundausstattung die Grundausstattungen
Genitive der Grundausstattung der Grundausstattungen
Dative der Grundausstattung den Grundausstattungen
Akkusative die Grundausstattung die Grundausstattungen

What is the meaning of Grundausstattung in German?

Grundausstattung is defined as:

[1] meaningful or necessary equipment in order to be able to use one thing

[1] sinnvolle oder notwendige Ausstattung, um eine Sache nutzen zu können

How to use Grundausstattung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grundausstattung with translations in English.

[1] Die Grundausstattung der deutschen Lesesäle erfolgt Nutzer- und bedarfsorientiert in enger Absprache mit den Partnerbibliotheken.

[1] The basic equipment of the German reading rooms is user and needs-oriented in close consultation with the partner libraries

[1] Anna ist erst im 2 Monat schwanger und hat schon die gesamte Grundausstattung für das Baby gekauft.

[1] Anna is only 2 months pregnant and has already bought the entire basic equipment for the baby

[1] Als Grundausstattung bietet der neue Mercedes ein Lenkrad für den Fahrer.

[1] As a basic equipment, the new Mercedes offers a steering wheel for the driver

[1] „In kaum einem Kinderzimmer fehlte ein Satz Bleisoldaten, ebenso gehörte der Matrosenanzug zur Grundausstattung.“

[1] "In hardly any children's room, a set of lead soldiers was missing, and the sailor suit was also part of the basic equipment"

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