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Is it der, die oder das Blickkontakt?


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

The word Blickkontakt 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 Blickkontakt?

How does the declension of Blickkontakt 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 Blickkontakt die Blickkontakte
Genitive des Blickkontaktes des Blickkontakts der Blickkontakte
Dative dem Blickkontakt dem Blickkontakte den Blickkontakten
Akkusative den Blickkontakt die Blickkontakte

What is the meaning of Blickkontakt in German?

Blickkontakt is defined as:

[1] The mutual capture of two people with the eyes

[1] das gegenseitige Erfassen zweier Personen mit den Augen

How to use Blickkontakt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Blickkontakt with translations in English.

[1] „Interessanterweise halten Menschen intensiver Blickkontakt, wenn sie jemandem zuhören, als wenn sie selbst sprechen.“

[1] "Interestingly, people keep intensive eye contact when listening to someone as if they speak themselves"

[1] „Er suchte Blickkontakt mit den zwei Dutzend Studiogästen, um sich offensichtlich eine Bestätigung von dort abzuholen.“

[1] "He was looking for eye contact with the two dozen studio guests in order to obviously be confirmed from there"

[1] „Dabei lächelte sie ihn an und nahm ersten Blickkontakt auf.“

[1] "She smiled at him and took first eye contact"

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