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Is it der, die oder das Gründervater?


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

The word Gründervater 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 Gründervater?

How does the declension of Gründervater 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 Gründervater die Gründerväter
Genitive des Gründervaters der Gründerväter
Dative dem Gründervater den Gründervätern
Akkusative den Gründervater die Gründerväter

What is the meaning of Gründervater in German?

Gründervater is defined as:

[1] Man who has a decisive part of the emergence of something (e.g. organization, state, research direction)

[1] Mann, der einen entscheidenden Anteil am Entstehen von etwas (zum Beispiel Organisation, Staat, Forschungsrichtung) hat

How to use Gründervater in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gründervater with translations in English.

[1] „Von den Überlebenden des Holocaust waren Ben-Gurion und die übrigen Gründerväter Israels zutiefst enttäuscht.“

[1] "Ben-Gurion and the other founding fathers of Israel were deeply disappointed by the survivors of the Holocaust"

[1] „Benjamin Franklin war der einzige Gründervater, der neben der Verfassung auch die Unabhängigkeitserklärung und den Friedensvertrag mit dem Königreich Großbritannien unterzeichnete.“

[1] "Benjamin Franklin was the only founding father who, in addition to the constitution, also signed the declaration of independence and the peace treaty with the Kingdom of Great Britain"

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