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Is it der, die oder das Grundprinzip?


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

The word Grundprinzip 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 Grundprinzip?

How does the declension of Grundprinzip 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative das Grundprinzip die Grundprinzipien die Grundprinzipe
Genitive des Grundprinzips der Grundprinzipien der Grundprinzipe
Dative dem Grundprinzip den Grundprinzipien den Grundprinzipen
Akkusative das Grundprinzip die Grundprinzipien die Grundprinzipe

What is the meaning of Grundprinzip in German?

Grundprinzip is defined as:

[1] Principle that forms the basis/basis for something

[1] Prinzip, das die Grundlage/Basis für etwas bildet

How to use Grundprinzip in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grundprinzip with translations in English.

[1] „Der Monismus führt alle Phänomene der Welt auf ein einziges Grundprinzip zurück.“

[1] "Monism leads all phenomena of the world back to a single basic principle"

[1] „Die Orthographietheoretiker seit dem 16. Jahrhundert haben nicht ohne Not als ein wichtiges Grundprinzip der Schreibung den Usus genannt, den Sprachgebrauch.“

[1] "The orthography theorist since the 16 human century have not called the usus without need as an important basic principle of spelling, language use."

[1] „Denn das Grundprinzip der Naturwissenschaft ist die Überprüfung von Vermutungen durch das Experiment.“

[1] "Because the basic principle of natural science is the review of assumptions by the experiment" "

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