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Is it der, die oder das Gruß?


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

The word Gruß is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

Since the introduction of the new German spelling, many people have been writing the word "Greeting", especially in the final greetings of (electronic) letters with a double S.. This variant may be increasingly used due to uncertainty about the new writing rules.

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 Gruß?

How does the declension of Gruß 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 Gruß die Grüße
Genitive des Grußes der Grüße
Dative dem Gruß dem Gruße den Grüßen
Akkusative den Gruß die Grüße

What is the meaning of Gruß in German?

Gruß has various definitions in German:

[1] addressing a person on arrival, departure, at certain times of the day or on occasions as a sign of a friendly attitude

[1] das Ansprechen einer Person bei Ankunft, Abschied, zu bestimmten Tageszeiten oder Anlässen als Zeichen freundlicher Gesinnung

[2] friendly wishes that one person should direct to another, this as a sign of solidarity

[2] freundliche Wünsche, die eine Person einer anderen ausrichten soll, dies als Zeichen der Verbundenheit

How to use Gruß in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gruß with translations in English.

[1] „Guten Tag“ ist ein Gruß.

[1] "Hello" is a greeting .

[2] Bestell ihr schöne Grüße von mir.

[2] Order her best regards from me.

[2] Schönen Gruß von Michael!

[2] Greetings from Michael!

[2] Liebe Grüße an deine Schwester!

[2] Greetings to your sister!

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