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Is it der, die oder das Portfolio?


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

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

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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 Portfolio?

How does the declension of Portfolio 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 Portfolio die Portfolios
Genitive des Portfolios der Portfolios
Dative dem Portfolio den Portfolios
Akkusative das Portfolio die Portfolios

What is the meaning of Portfolio in German?

Portfolio has various definitions in German:

[1] Finance: Sum of securities in a total package of all investments

[1] Finanzwesen: Summe der Wertpapiere in einem Depot; Gesamtpaket aller Geldanlagen

[2] Economy: Overall offer of a company with which it goes to the market

[2] Wirtschaft: Gesamtangebot eines Unternehmens, mit dem es an den Markt geht

[3] Book pressure: Large -format illustrated book or a gathering folder with pictures or print

[3] Buchdruck: großformatiger Bildband oder auch eine Sammelmappe mit Bildern beziehungsweise Drucken

How to use Portfolio in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Portfolio with translations in English.

[1] Zum Portfolio gehören auch hochriskante Rohstoffaktien.

[1] The portfolio also includes high -risk raw material shares

[2] Zum Portfolio des Konzerns gehören neben Cremes und Parfums auch Produkte der Haarpflege.

In addition to creams and perfumes, the group's portfolio also includes hair care products

[3] Das hochwertige Portfolio mit zehn Original-Lithographien des Künstlers können Sie bereits heute vorbestellen.

[3] You can already pre-order the high-quality portfolio with ten original lithographs of the artist

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