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Is it der, die oder das Gegenangriff?


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

The word Gegenangriff 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 Gegenangriff?

How does the declension of Gegenangriff 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 Gegenangriff die Gegenangriffe
Genitive des Gegenangriffs der Gegenangriffe
Dative dem Gegenangriff den Gegenangriffen
Akkusative den Gegenangriff die Gegenangriffe

What is the meaning of Gegenangriff in German?

Gegenangriff is defined as:

[1] An attack that follows directly on an attack carried out by the opponent

[1] ein Angriff, der direkt auf einen vom Gegner ausgeführten Angriff folgt

How to use Gegenangriff in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegenangriff with translations in English.

[1] Nach dem lang erwarteten Tor, folgte direkt im Gegenangriff das Ausgleichstor.

[1] After the long -awaited gate, the equalizer followed directly in the counterattack

[1] „Am 16. Dezember trat die Wehrmacht in den Ardennen zum Gegenangriff an.“

[1] "On December 16, the Wehrmacht in the Ardennes competed."

[1] „Als die Russen einen Gegenangriff unternahmen, rannten sie zurück zur Kolotscha, verfolgt von russischen Reitern.“

[1] "When the Russians went on a counterattack, they ran back to Kolotscha, persecuted by Russian riders"

[1] „Ich versuchte einen Gegenangriff auf Munau, in der Hoffnung, die Gefangenen und das Kriegsmaterial zurückzuerobern, doch wurden wir dadurch nur noch mehr geschwächt.“

[1] "I tried a counterattack on Munich, hoping to recapture the prisoners and the war material, but we only became more weakened by it"

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