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Is it der, die oder das Grundstock?


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

The word Grundstock 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 Grundstock?

How does the declension of Grundstock 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 Grundstock die Grundstöcke
Genitive des Grundstockes des Grundstocks der Grundstöcke
Dative dem Grundstock dem Grundstocke den Grundstöcken
Akkusative den Grundstock die Grundstöcke

What is the meaning of Grundstock in German?

Grundstock is defined as:

[1] The amount/selection of things that is available at the beginning

[1] diejenige Menge/Auswahl von Dingen, die am Anfang zur Verfügung steht

How to use Grundstock in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grundstock with translations in English.

[1] „Die vielen historisch wertvollen Gegenstände aus dem Alltagsleben der Dorfbewohner und Fischer, die man beim Abriss eines alten Hauses fand, bildeten den Grundstock des 1963 eröffneten Heimatmuseums.“

[1] "The many historically valuable objects from the everyday life of the villagers and fishermen, which were found during the demolition of an old house, formed the foundation of the local museum opened in 1963"

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