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Is it der, die oder das Gut?


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

The word Gut 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 Gut?

How does the declension of Gut 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 Gut die Güter
Genitive des Guts des Gutes der Güter
Dative dem Gut dem Gute den Gütern
Akkusative das Gut die Güter

What is the meaning of Gut in German?

Gut has various definitions in German:

[1] Possession, ownership

[1] Besitz, Eigentum

[2] Lands with residential and utility buildings, larger courtyard

[2] Ländereien mit Wohn- und Nutzgebäuden, größerer Hof

[3] something of value, also as a means of satisfying needs

[3] etwas von Wert, auch als Mittel der Bedürfnisbefriedigung

[4] Shipping: Ropes on sailing ships

[4] Schifffahrt: Tauwerk bei Segelschiffen

[5] Goods to be transported

[5] Transportgut

How to use Gut in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gut with translations in English.

[1] Er hat sein ganzes Hab und Gut verspielt.

[1] He has gambled away all his belongings

[1] Alle Güter werden im Rahmen der Gütertrennung aufgeteilt.

[1] All goods are divided up in the context of the separation of goods .

[2] Auf dem Gut werden Pferde gezüchtet.

[2] Horses are bred on the estate

[2] Sie hat das Gut dann am Ende gepachtet.

[2] In the end, she leased the property .

[2] „Hoch verschuldet und gedemütigt, kehrt er aufs elterliche Gut zurück.“[2]

[2] "Heavily indebted and humiliated, he returns to his parents' property." [2]

[2] „Unterwegs wollte er seine sämtlichen Güter besuchen und sich persönlich davon überzeugen, was von allen seinen Anordnungen ausgeführt war und in was für Verhältnissen sich jetzt alle die Menschen befanden, die ihm von Gott anvertraut waren und die er so gern glücklich gesehen hätte.“[3]

[2] “On the way he wanted to visit all his possessions and convince himself personally what of all his orders had been carried out and what kind of conditions all the people now found who had been entrusted to him by God and whom he would have so gladly seen happy

[3] Bei der Berechnung des Hartz-IV-Satzes „zählen nicht die Verbraucherpreise insgesamt, sondern die Preise der Güter und Dienstleistungen, die als relevant für den tatsächlichen Bedarf eingestuft werden.“[4]

[3] When calculating the Hartz IV rate, "it is not the total consumer prices that count, but the prices of goods and services that are classified as relevant to actual needs." [4]

[3] „Zudem entsteht Interesse am Umgang mit der Zeit nur, wenn Zeit als knappes Gut erlebt wird.“[5]

[3] "In addition, interest in dealing with time only arises when time is experienced as a scarce commodity." [5]

[3] Nahrung ist das wichtigste Gut des Menschen.

[3] Food is the most important human good.

[3] Rechtssicherheit zählt zu den wichtigsten Gütern.

[3] Legal security is one of the most important goods.

[4] Es gibt stehendes und laufendes Gut.

[4] There are standing and running goods.

[5] Sperrige Güter werden mit der Bahn transportiert.

[5] Bulky goods are transported by rail.

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