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Is it der, die oder das Grüppchen?


The correct article in German of Grüppchen is das. So it is das Grüppchen! (nominative case)

The word Grüppchen is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Grüppchen?

How does the declension of Grüppchen 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 das Grüppchen die Grüppchen
Genitive des Grüppchens der Grüppchen
Dative dem Grüppchen den Grüppchen
Akkusative das Grüppchen die Grüppchen

What is the meaning of Grüppchen in German?

Grüppchen is defined as:

[1] Small group

[1] kleine Gruppe

How to use Grüppchen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Grüppchen with translations in English.

[1] „Während sie sprach, sah Anat sich nach Pierre um, der lächelnd von einem Grüppchen zum anderen ging.“

[1] "As she spoke, Anat looked around Pierre, who smiled from one group to the other" "

[1] „Die Hinauseilenden gingen in Grüppchen, in Gespräche vertieft oder ganz für sich in die Schrift.“

[1] "The ends went out in group, deepened in conversations or completely in the writing"

[1] „Als der Tanz verebbt, teilt Freddy die Touristen in Grüppchen von je vier Personen ein.“

[1] "When the dance passes, Freddy divides the tourists in groups of four people each"

[1] „Die übrigen Anwesenden plauderten, in kleine Grüppchen zerstreut.“

[1] "The other people present chatted in small groups"

[1] „Zweitens, zusammen mit der Handvoll Rallye-Damen und einigen verschleierten Tunesierinnen waren wir Frauen ein verschwindend kleines Grüppchen an Bord.“

[1] “Secondly, together with the handful of rally ladies and some veiled Tunisians, we women were a negligible small group on on-board” ”

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