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Is it der, die oder das Gründonnerstag?


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

The word Gründonnerstag 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 Gründonnerstag?

How does the declension of Gründonnerstag 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 Gründonnerstag die Gründonnerstage
Genitive des Gründonnerstags des Gründonnerstages der Gründonnerstage
Dative dem Gründonnerstag dem Gründonnerstage den Gründonnerstagen
Akkusative den Gründonnerstag die Gründonnerstage

What is the meaning of Gründonnerstag in German?

Gründonnerstag is defined as:

[1] Thursday in Holy Week

[1] der Donnerstag in der Karwoche

How to use Gründonnerstag in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gründonnerstag with translations in English.

[1] Der Gründonnerstag ist in Deutschland kein Feiertag.

[1] Maundy Thursday is not a holiday in Germany

[1] „In der Dämmerung des Gründonnerstags hörte man unten an der Böschung ein Möwenküken schreien, und Tóvó wusste sofort, dass es sein Neffe war.“

[1] "At the dusk of the Maundy Thursday you heard a seagull chick screaming at the bottom of the embankment, and Tóvó knew immediately that it was his nephew warä"

[1] „Am frühen Morgen des Gründonnerstag suchte mich Moses mit seiner Tochter Lia auf.“

[1] "In the early morning of Maundy Thursday, Moses searched me with his daughter Lia Aufä"

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