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Is it der, die oder das Grundzug?


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

The word Grundzug 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 Grundzug?

How does the declension of Grundzug 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 Grundzug die Grundzüge
Genitive des Grundzugs des Grundzuges der Grundzüge
Dative dem Grundzug den Grundzügen
Akkusative den Grundzug die Grundzüge

What is the meaning of Grundzug in German?

Grundzug has various definitions in German:

[1] mostly plural: most important key points

[1] meist Plural: wichtigste Eckpunkte

[2] Salvant feature of a main characteristic that is characteristic

[2] hervorstechendes Merkmal; eine Haupteigenschaft, die charakteristisch ist

How to use Grundzug in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grundzug with translations in English.

[1] „Gleichwohl bestreiten die Kreationisten nicht nur die Evolution, sondern auch die Grundzüge der Erdgeschichte, der Biologie, Zoologie, Paläontologie, Geschichte et cetera.“

[1] "Nevertheless, the creationists not only deny evolution, but also the basic features of earth history, biology, zoology, paleontology, history et ceterae"

[1] Davon habe ich nur die Grundzüge begriffen, eigentlich ist mir das zu hoch.

[1] I only understood the basic features of that, actually that is too high for me

[2] Ein Grundzug des Verfahrens ist die größtmögliche Transparenz und damit die Überprüfbarkeit der Ergebnisse.

[2] A basic train of the procedure is the greatest possible transparency and thus the verifiability of the results

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