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Is it der, die oder das Gründerin?


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

The word Gründerin 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 Gründerin?

How does the declension of Gründerin 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 Gründerin die Gründerinnen
Genitive der Gründerin der Gründerinnen
Dative der Gründerin den Gründerinnen
Akkusative die Gründerin die Gründerinnen

What is the meaning of Gründerin in German?

Gründerin is defined as:

[1] Female person who has created, founded or founded something (for example an organization, a publisher or a city)

[1] weibliche Person, die etwas (zum Beispiel eine Organisation, einen Verlag oder eine Stadt) ins Leben ruft, gründet oder gegründet hat

How to use Gründerin in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gründerin with translations in English.

[1] Der Verlag ist nach seiner Gründerin benannt.

[1] The publisher is named after its founder

[1] „Als Vortragende haben sich unter anderem Wikipedia-Mitgründer Larry Sanger, die NASA-Weltraumforscherin Kerry McGuire und der österreichische Genetiker Markus Hengstschläger sowie die ehemalige nigerianische Bildungsministerin und Gründerin von Transparency International, Obiageli Ezekwesili, angekündigt.“

[1] "As the lecturer, Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger, the NASA world space researcher Kerry McGuire and the Austrian geneticist Markus Hengstschläger as well as the former Nigerian Minister of Education and founder of Transparency International, Obiageli Ezekwesili, announced"

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