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Is it der, die oder das Grundstein?


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

The word Grundstein 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 Grundstein?

How does the declension of Grundstein 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 Grundstein die Grundsteine
Genitive des Grundsteins des Grundsteines der Grundsteine
Dative dem Grundstein dem Grundsteine den Grundsteinen
Akkusative den Grundstein die Grundsteine

What is the meaning of Grundstein in German?

Grundstein has various definitions in German:

[1] The first stone, symbolically set in the construction of a building

[1] der erste, beim Bau eines Gebäudes symbolisch gesetzte Stein

[2] Translated: Basis, basis, starting point

[2] übertragen: Grundlage, Basis, Ausgangspunkt

[3] Lower part of the column, base

[3] unterster Teil der Säule, Sockel

[4] The lower millstone

[4] der untere Mühlstein

[5] Mining: Great sandy stone species, which is used with a lot of quartz

[5] Bergbau: grobe sandige Steinart, die mit viel Quarz durchmengt ist

How to use Grundstein in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grundstein with translations in English.

[1] Der Grundstein für das neue Haus ist gelegt; jetzt kann uns nichts mehr aufhalten.

[1] The foundation stone for the new house is laid now now nothing can be kept us

[1] „Neulich haben sie dort den Grundstein für ein Gebäude gelegt, das die städtische Gesellschaft Saga errichten lässt: 179 Wohnungen, barrierefrei, 6,10 Euro pro Quadratmeter kalt.“

[1] "The other day they laid the foundation stone for a building that has the city society saga built: 179 apartments, barrier -free, 6.10 euros per square meter of Kaltä"

[2] Mit dem Ja-Wort haben sie den Grundstein für ihre Ehe gelegt.

[2] With the yes word you have laid the foundation for your marriage

[2] In Kitas wird […] der Grundstein für eine erfolgreiche Schullaufbahn gelegt.

[2] In daycare centers […] the foundation for a successful school career is laid

[2] Der Grundstein unseres Erfolgs ist der Zusammenhalt im Team.

[2] The cornerstone of our success is the cohesion in the team

[3] Die Säule ist von ihrem Grundstein an 23 Meter hoch.

[3] The column is of 23 meters from its foundation stone

[4] Der Grundstein ist noch gut erhalten.

[4] The foundation stone is still well preserved

[5] Hinter dem Waldstück wurde noch vor 200 Jahren Grundstein gefördert.

[5] Behind the forest was founded 200 years ago

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Pictures or photos of Grundstein

[1] Grundstein der katholischen Dreifaltigkeitskirche von 1902 in Kochlowitz (Kochłowice)
[1] Grundstein der katholischen Dreifaltigkeitskirche von 1902 in Kochlowitz (Kochłowice)

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