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Is it der, die oder das Grundlagenforschung?


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

The word Grundlagenforschung 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 Grundlagenforschung?

How does the declension of Grundlagenforschung 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 Grundlagenforschung die Grundlagenforschungen
Genitive der Grundlagenforschung der Grundlagenforschungen
Dative der Grundlagenforschung den Grundlagenforschungen
Akkusative die Grundlagenforschung die Grundlagenforschungen

What is the meaning of Grundlagenforschung in German?

Grundlagenforschung is defined as:

[1] Research that strives for the basics (observations, elementary principles) of a research area without taking care of the practical applicability of this research

[1] Forschung, die sich um die Grundlagen (Beobachtungen, elementare Prinzipien) eines Forschungsbereichs bemüht, ohne sich gleich um die praktische Anwendbarkeit dieser Forschung zu kümmern

How to use Grundlagenforschung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grundlagenforschung with translations in English.

[1] „Ihre Grundlagenforschung basierte auf ausführlichen Beobachtungen zweier ihrer Kinder bis über die ersten vier Jahre hinaus und wurde ergänzt durch Daten vom dritten Kind und die Heranziehung der einschlägigen deutschen und internationalen Literatur.“

[1] "Your basic research was based on detailed observations of two of her children up to the first four years and was supplemented by data by the third child and the use of the relevant German and international literature"

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