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Is it der, die oder das Antagonismus?


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

The word Antagonismus is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Antagonismus?

How does the declension of Antagonismus 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 Antagonismus die Antagonismen
Genitive des Antagonismus der Antagonismen
Dative dem Antagonismus den Antagonismen
Akkusative den Antagonismus die Antagonismen

What is the meaning of Antagonismus in German?

Antagonismus is defined as:

[1] counteracting/countering each other

[1] das einander Entgegenwirken/Entgegenstehen

How to use Antagonismus in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Antagonismus with translations in English.

[1] In Wahlzeiten wird der Antagonismus der Parteien besonders betont.

[1] In election times, the antagonism of the parties is particularly emphasized

[1] „Damit begann eine Phase des Antagonismus zwischen Pompeius und dem Senat, die ein Jahrzehnt dauern sollte und einen entscheidenden Anteil am Zusammenbruch der Senatsherrschaft hatte.“

[1] "This started a phase of antagonism between Pompeius and the Senate, which should take a decade and had a decisive share in the collapse of the Senate rule"

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