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Is it der, die oder das Grundschule?


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

The word Grundschule 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 Grundschule?

How does the declension of Grundschule 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 Grundschule die Grundschulen
Genitive der Grundschule der Grundschulen
Dative der Grundschule den Grundschulen
Akkusative die Grundschule die Grundschulen

What is the meaning of Grundschule in German?

Grundschule is defined as:

[1] Germany: School for students in grades 1 to 4

[1] Deutschland: Schule für Schüler der Klassen 1 bis 4

How to use Grundschule in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grundschule with translations in English.

[1] Er geht noch in die Grundschule.

[1] He still goes to the elementary school

[1] „Mein Klassenlehrer in der Grundschule wollte mich auf die Sonderschule abschieben.“

[1] "My class teacher in primary school wanted me to go to the special school"

[1] „Huxleys Vater war Mathematiklehrer gewesen und hatte ständig in der Klemme gesessen, weshalb er dem Sohn keine über zwei Jahre Grundschule hinausgehende Schulbildung finanzieren konnte.“

[1] "Huxley's father had been a math teacher and had constantly sitting in the clamp, which is why he could not finance the son of a school education for two years" "

[1] „Der erste Schnee war schon gefallen und wieder weggetaut, als die Grundschule des kleinen Viertels im Prenzlauer Berg eine »weltoffene Woche« ausrief.“

[1] "The first snow had already fallen and thawed away again when the primary school of the little quarter in Prenzlauer Berg had a" cosmopolitan week "Ausriefe"

[1] Aus einer direkten Rede: „Und als ich noch zur Grundschule ging, hat sie dafür gesorgt, dass meine kleinen Geschwister und ich mittags was zum Essen hatten.“

[1] From a direct speech: "And when I went to elementary school, she made sure that my little siblings and I had something to eat at lunchtime"

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