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Is it der, die oder das Gräfin?


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

The word Gräfin 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 Gräfin?

How does the declension of Gräfin 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 Gräfin die Gräfinnen
Genitive der Gräfin der Gräfinnen
Dative der Gräfin den Gräfinnen
Akkusative die Gräfin die Gräfinnen

What is the meaning of Gräfin in German?

Gräfin is defined as:

[1] The wife of a count

[1] die Ehefrau eines Grafen

How to use Gräfin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gräfin with translations in English.

[1] Gräfin von Falckenburg hat sich zum Tee angekündigt.

[1] Countess von Falckenburg has announced to the tea

[1] „Aber die Gräfin Thor von Thorfels könnte vielleicht ein Wörtchen dazu sagen?“

[1] "But the Countess Thor von Torhels could perhaps a word for saying"

[1] „Die Gräfin, ein uneheliches Kind, war Tänzerin im Königlichen Ballett gewesen, getauft auf den Namen Louise Rasmussen.“

[1] "The countess, an illegitimate child, had been a dancer in royal ballet, baptized the name Louise Rasmussenä"

[1] „Und irgendwo unter den Großen sitzt auch die Gräfin.“

[1] "And somewhere among the big ones, the Countess is also located"

[1] „Die Gräfin gab ihren Leuten Anweisung, was sie auf ihre Fluchtwagen laden sollten.“

[1] "The countess gave her people to show what they should store on their escape car"

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