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Is it der, die oder das Grundsteuer?


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

The word Grundsteuer 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 Grundsteuer?

How does the declension of Grundsteuer 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 Grundsteuer die Grundsteuern
Genitive der Grundsteuer der Grundsteuern
Dative der Grundsteuer den Grundsteuern
Akkusative die Grundsteuer die Grundsteuern

What is the meaning of Grundsteuer in German?

Grundsteuer is defined as:

[1] Delivery to the ownership of the land area and its development

[1] Abgabe auf das Eigentum an Landfläche und deren Bebauung

How to use Grundsteuer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grundsteuer with translations in English.

[1] Die meisten Gemeinden in Deutschland erheben Grundsteuer.

[1] Most municipalities in Germany raise property tax

[1] „Die Einhebung der Grundsteuer wurde in Wien mit Gesetz vom 19. Jänner 1923 geregelt und in der Folge mehrfach abgeändert (insbesondere Erhöhung der ‚Hebesätze‘).“

[1] "The collection of property tax was regulated in Vienna by law of January 19, 1923 and subsequently changed several times (in particular increase in the 'lifting rates')."

[1] Frank Meyer musste für seine fünf Miethäuser mehrere tausend Euro an Grundsteuern nachzahlen.

[1] Frank Meyer had to pay several thousand euros for his five rentals

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