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Is it der, die oder das Zuwachs?


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

The word Zuwachs 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 Zuwachs?

How does the declension of Zuwachs 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 Zuwachs die Zuwächse
Genitive des Zuwachses der Zuwächse
Dative dem Zuwachs dem Zuwachse den Zuwächsen
Akkusative den Zuwachs die Zuwächse

What is the meaning of Zuwachs in German?

Zuwachs has various definitions in German:

[1] The increase in size or value of something

[1] der Anstieg in Größe oder an Wert von etwas

[2] colloquially, joking: (future) birth of a child, offspring

[2] umgangssprachlich, scherzhaft: (künftige) Geburt eines Kindes, Nachwuchs

[3] Forestry: The enlargement of the inventory through the growth of the trees

[3] Forstwirtschaft: die Vergrößerung des Bestandes durch das Wachstum der Bäume

How to use Zuwachs in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Zuwachs with translations in English.

[1] „Zuwächse erwartet das Unternehmen aus Hannover allerdings von den Märkten in Asien und Osteuropa.“

[1] "However, the company from Hanover expects the market from the markets in Asia and Eastern Europe"

[1] „Der Ifo-Geschäftsklimaindex ist im Januar zum nunmehr zehnten Mal in Folge gestiegen. Experten hatten mit einem schwächeren Zuwachs gerechnet.“

[1] "The IFO business climate index is in January for the tenth time in a row, experts had expected weaker growth."

[1] „So entfällt mehr als ein Drittel des Zuwachses auf die Q-Modelle.“

[1] "In this way, more than a third of the growth on the Q modele

[2] Haben Deine Schäferhunde schon wieder Zuwachs bekommen?

[2] Have your shepherd dogs grow again again

[2] „Wie der Ernst denn beabsichtige, seine Familie zu ernähren, nun, da Zuwachs erwartet werde?, fragte Papa, als Ida ihm die Neuigkeiten überbrachte.“

[2] "As the seriousness intends to feed his family, now that growth is expected, Papa asked when Ida brought him the news"

[3] Unsere Baumschule hat dieses Jahr einen guten Zuwachs.

[3] Our tree nursery has a good growth this year

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