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Is it der, die oder das Gefolgschaft?


The correct article in German of Gefolgschaft is die. So it is die Gefolgschaft! (nominative case)

The word Gefolgschaft is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Gefolgschaft?

How does the declension of Gefolgschaft 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 die Gefolgschaft die Gefolgschaften
Genitive der Gefolgschaft der Gefolgschaften
Dative der Gefolgschaft den Gefolgschaften
Akkusative die Gefolgschaft die Gefolgschaften

What is the meaning of Gefolgschaft in German?

Gefolgschaft has various definitions in German:

[1] The entirety of the supporters of someone/something

[1] Gesamtheit der Anhänger von jemandem/etwas

[2] Behavior to work for someone/something

[2] Verhalten, sich für jemanden/etwas einzusetzen

How to use Gefolgschaft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gefolgschaft with translations in English.

[1] Seine Gefolgschaft wird immer kleiner.

[1] His followers are becoming smaller and smaller

[2] „Für das Treffen haben sich die beiden Widersacher jeweils die Gefolgschaft angesehener Bauern gesichert.“

[2] "For the meeting, the two adversaries each have secured the following farmers"

[2] „Wichtiger als die Zustimmung im Volk aber ist ihm die Gefolgschaft der Elite.“

[2] "More important than the approval of the people, but he is the followers of the EliteE"

[2] „Die Widerstandsorganisationen im Land und die Exilarmee sagten klipp und klar, dass sie der Exilregierung die Gefolgschaft aufkündigen würden, wenn dort Deutsche säßen.“

[2] "The resistance organizations in the country and the exile army said clipp and clearly that they would give the exile government the following if German sew" there "

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