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Is it der, die oder das Wachstum?


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

The word Wachstum 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 Wachstum?

How does the declension of Wachstum 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 Wachstum
Genitive des Wachstums
Dative dem Wachstum
Akkusative das Wachstum

What is the meaning of Wachstum in German?

Wachstum has various definitions in German:

[1] Biology: Natural enlargement of a living organism

[1] Biologie: natürliche Vergrößerung eines lebenden Organismus

[2] Increase in scope, size, quantity, intensity of something

[2] Zunahme an Umfang, Größe, Menge, Intensität von etwas

How to use Wachstum in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Wachstum with translations in English.

[1] Bedeckter Boden fördert das Wachstum der Pflanzen.

[1] Covered soil promotes the growth of the plant

[1] Beim Bambus beträgt das Wachstum bis zu zehn Zentimeter pro Tag.

[1] In the case of bamboo, growth is up to ten centimeters per day

[1] „In diesem lebendigen Kosmos des organischen Wachstums erscheinen das aschene Schwarz und somit die mächtigen Linien in Klees Spätwerk zunächst als Auslöschung alles Vitalen.“

[1] "In this lively cosmos of organic growth, the ash black appear and thus the mighty lines in Klee's late work initially as an extension of everything vital."

[2] Wir müssen dem Wachstum der versiegelten Flächen Einhalt gebieten.

[2] We have to stop the growth of the sealed areas

[2] Für Deutschland wurde ein Wachstum von lediglich einem Prozent prognostiziert.

[2] For Germany, growth of only one percent was forecast

[2] Das Wachstum der Weltbevölkerung beschleunigt sich weiter.

[2] The growth of the world's population continues to accelerate

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