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Is it der, die oder das Grundsatz?


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

The word Grundsatz 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 Grundsatz?

How does the declension of Grundsatz 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 Grundsatz die Grundsätze
Genitive des Grundsatzes der Grundsätze
Dative dem Grundsatz dem Grundsatze den Grundsätzen
Akkusative den Grundsatz die Grundsätze

What is the meaning of Grundsatz in German?

Grundsatz is defined as:

[1] Basal rule or acceptance on which the further builds up

[1] basale Regel oder Annahme, auf der das Weitere aufbaut

How to use Grundsatz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grundsatz with translations in English.

[1] Im Grundsatz sind alle Menschen gleich verschieden.

[1] In principle, all people are equally different in

[1] „Dieser legitime Grundsatz, der die Bevölkerung ganzer Länder wie eine Herde Schafe betrachtet, war auch hier, obwohl im kleinen Maßstabe, angewendet worden und hatte natürlich seine Früchte getragen.“

[1] "This legitimate principle, which looks at the population of entire countries like a herd of sheep, was also used here, although at a small scale and of course had worn its fruits"

[1] „Unser moderner Sprachgebrauch wird durch Grundsätze wie Knappheit und Genauigkeit, Sachlichkeit und Zweckmäßigkeit bestimmt.“

[1] "Our modern language usage is determined by principles such as scarcity and accuracy, objectivity and practicality"

[1] „Früher war ein wichtiger Grundsatz bei der Namensgebung, dass das Geschlecht des Namensträgers eindeutig zu erkennen sein sollte.“

[1] "In the past it was an important principle in the naming that the gender of the namesake should be clearly recognizable"

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