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Is it der, die oder das Grundnahrungsmittel?


The correct article in German of Grundnahrungsmittel is das. So it is das Grundnahrungsmittel! (nominative case)

The word Grundnahrungsmittel is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Grundnahrungsmittel?

How does the declension of Grundnahrungsmittel 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 das Grundnahrungsmittel die Grundnahrungsmittel
Genitive des Grundnahrungsmittels der Grundnahrungsmittel
Dative dem Grundnahrungsmittel den Grundnahrungsmitteln
Akkusative das Grundnahrungsmittel die Grundnahrungsmittel

What is the meaning of Grundnahrungsmittel in German?

Grundnahrungsmittel is defined as:

[1] Food that makes the most important part of the nutrition in a certain culture

[1] Nahrungsmittel, das in einer bestimmten Kultur von der Menge her den wichtigsten Bestandteil der Ernährung ausmacht

How to use Grundnahrungsmittel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grundnahrungsmittel with translations in English.

[1] „In Deutschland war die Formulierung der Kriegsziele im 1. Weltkrieg beispielsweise auf die territoriale Annexion bzw. Kontrolle solcher Regionen ausgerichtet, die wichtige Rohstoffe und Grundnahrungsmittel für das Deutsche Reich liefern sollten.“

[1] "In Germany, the wording of the war goals in World War II, for example, was geared towards territorial annexation or control of such regions that were supposed to provide important raw materials and staple foods for the German Empire."

[1] „Zucker. Für uns Heutige ist er Grundnahrungsmittel, Energiequelle und Dickmacher, spottbillig zu haben in allen möglichen Variationen, Synonym für süßes, sorgloses Leben.“

[1] "Sugar for us today is a staple food, energy source and fattening makers to have a mockery in all possible variations, synonymous for sweet, carefree life."

[1] „Da zu dieser Zeit eine gute Ernte an Frühkartoffeln den Mangel am wichtigsten Grundnahrungsmittel kurzfristig bereits wieder behoben hatte, zeigte sich der Fehler der Massenschlachtung umso deutlicher.“

[1] "As a good harvest of early potatoes had already fixed the deficiency most important staple at the time at that time, the mistake of mass slaughter was all the clear."

[1] „Er ließ heimlich bei Nacht durch seine Leute dafür sorgen, dass die bei der Wehrmacht beschäftigten, hungrigen polnischen Zwangsarbeiter mit den nötigen Grundnahrungsmitteln versorgt wurden.“

[1] "He secretly made his people secure at night that those who were employed by the Wehrmacht, hungry Polish forced laborers were provided with the necessary staple food"

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