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Is it der, die oder das Grundbegriff?


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

The word Grundbegriff 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 Grundbegriff?

How does the declension of Grundbegriff 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 Grundbegriff die Grundbegriffe
Genitive des Grundbegriffs des Grundbegriffes der Grundbegriffe
Dative dem Grundbegriff dem Grundbegriffe den Grundbegriffen
Akkusative den Grundbegriff die Grundbegriffe

What is the meaning of Grundbegriff in German?

Grundbegriff has various definitions in German:

[1] Often in the plural: (relatively) simple expression (term) or fact that belongs to the basics of a topic

[1] häufig im Plural: (verhältnismäßig) einfacher Ausdruck (Begriff) oder auch Sachverhalt, der zu den Grundlagen eines Themas gehört

[2] Scientific: (defined, unproven) elementary expression on which a system is built up by logic

[2] wissenschaftlich: (definierter, unbewiesener) elementarer Ausdruck, auf dem mittels Logik ein System aufgebaut wird

[3] Philosophy: Category as a form of structure that has the philosophy of a certain philosopher

[3] Philosophie: Kategorie als eine Form der Gliederung, die die Philosophie eines bestimmten Philosophen aufweist

How to use Grundbegriff in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grundbegriff with translations in English.

[1] Am ersten Tag wurden wir mit den Grundbegriffen der Wetterkunde bekanntgemacht.

On the first day we were announced with the basic terms of the weather science

[2] Die Gundbegriffe der Mathematik sind klar umgrenzte Aussagen und sie werden benutzt, um weitere Begriffe zu definieren.

[2] The terms of the gunds of mathematics are clearly embraced statements and they are used to define other terms

[2] „Wenn der Begriff der Bedeutung als ein Grundbegriff neutestamentlicher Wissenschaft fungieren soll, erweist sich die Bestimmung dieses Begriffs als unumgänglich.“

[2] "If the concept of meaning as a basic concept of New Testament science is to act, the determination of this term proves to be unavoidable"

[3] „Ohne eine zumindest einigermaßen gesicherte Interpretationsgrundlage, deren Gegenstand Umriß und systematische Bedeutungszuweisung zentraler Grundbegriffe der Philosophie Fichtes sind, fehlt den Einzelanalysen die systematische Sicherheit.“

[3] "Without an at least reasonably secure basis of interpretation, the subject of which is out of the way and systematic assignment of meaning of central basic terms of Fichtes philosophy, the individual analyzes lack systematic security"

[3] „Es ist daher erhellend und unerläßlich zugleich, einige Grundbegriffe der Philosophie Heideggers nach Sein und Zeit ausdrücklich in den Blick zu nehmen.“

[3] "It is therefore illuminating and indispensable at the same time to be a few basic concepts of Heidegger's philosophy and explicitly take a look at time"

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