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Is it der, die oder das Grundriss?


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

The word Grundriss is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Grundriss?

How does the declension of Grundriss 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 Grundriss die Grundrisse
Genitive des Grundrisses der Grundrisse
Dative dem Grundriss den Grundrissen
Akkusative den Grundriss die Grundrisse

What is the meaning of Grundriss in German?

Grundriss has various definitions in German:

[1] Mathematics: The vertical projection of an object on a horizontal level

[1] Mathematik: die senkrechte Projektion eines Gegenstandes auf eine waagerechte Ebene

[2] Architecture, construction: The scale -like representation of a horizontal cut of a building

[2] Architektur, Bauwesen: die maßstabsgetreue Darstellung eines waagerechten Schnittes eines Bauwerkes

[3] Translated: A scheme that only reproduces the basic elements of a system

[3] übertragen: ein Schema, das nur die grundlegenden Elemente eines Systems wiedergibt

[4] Translated, literature: a short textbook or a short presentation of a subject area

[4] übertragen, Literatur: ein kurzgefasstes Lehrbuch oder eine kurzgefasste Darstellung eines Themengebietes

How to use Grundriss in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grundriss with translations in English.

[1] Mathematisch ist der Grundriss die senkrechte Projektion eines Gegenstandes auf eine waagerechte Ebene.

[1] The floor plan is mathematically the vertical projection of an object on a horizontal level

[2] Ich werde mir dieses Gebäude im Grundriss genau anschauen.

[2] I will take a close look at this building in the floor plan

[2] „Die Hieroglyphe zeigt einen rechteckigen Grundriss mit einer Zugangstür in der Mauer.“

[2] "The hieroglyphe shows a rectangular floor plan with an access door in the wall"

[3] Der Dozent skizzierte einen Grundriss der vorsokratischen Philosophie.

[3] The lecturer outlined a floor plan of the pre -Socratic philosophy

[4] Der Verlag wird diesen Grundriss der Angewandten Rhetorik neu herausgeben.

[4] The publisher will reveal this floor plan of applied rhetoric

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